Valuable tips for growing celery
Celery is a vegetable that has a huge number of medicinal properties in its composition: it slows down aging, improves skin color, helps digestion and has a calming effect on the nervous system. Celery also has a beneficial effect on the heart, and is recommended for kidney diseases, rheumatism and gout. It contains a large amount of vitamins, acids, proteins and minerals. Celery also improves water-salt metabolism in the body, which is why it is recommended for people of age.
The root and stem of the celery vegetable contains a very useful essential oil that stimulates the secretion of gastric juice. Thanks to this, celery is recommended for patients with diabetes mellitus. Celery also contains carotene, tyrosine, asparagine, and niacin. All parts of celery are useful in vitamins B, C, K, E, provitamin A and ascorbic acid. Celery is a biennial plant from the Umbrella family, therefore, it looks like parsley. In the first year, it forms a rosette of greenery with a thick stem and a powerful root or root vegetable, depending on the variety. The next year it blooms, the seeds ripen and it dries up.
Celery is a completely edible plant. Its varieties are bred in such a way as to emphasize not only a certain, but also its parts, and this is the root, stems and leaves, which are completely edible. It is divided into three types: Root - a large root crop; petiolate - these are juicy, fleshy stems; leafy - fragrant greens.
Basically, celery is grown as seedlings. Only in the south is it sown in the ground. For all three species, all stages of disembarkation are the same. Celery loves moisture, the main thing is not to overdo it with watering. The soil should be loose, the area is open and well lit, but protection from the winds is needed.
Seed preparation begins in early March, with the calculation of planting in 75-80 days. Late-ripening varieties are prepared 10 days earlier, and leafy ones 10 days later. In shallow grooves 2 cm and sprinkle with sand, sprinkle with water (it is better to do this from a spray bottle) and cover with a film, put in a dark place.
After germination, they are exposed to the window at a temperature of 16-18 degrees, and after a couple of days the film is removed. If there is not enough light, then they put lamps as additional lighting. And when the second real leaf appears, they are transplanted into separate containers. In them, seedlings grow before planting in the ground.
Celery is a very delicate culture that does not tolerate frost. The soil for planting should warm up to 8-10 degrees. A week before planting, the plants are hardened by taking them outside, gradually increasing the time.
With a prolonged drop in air below 10 degrees, celery fires up an arrow. When transplanted into the ground, young plants are immersed in holes and added dropwise. The main thing in caring for celery is regular watering and loosening of the soil. Can be sprinkled with sawdust or freshly cut grass to keep moisture from evaporating quickly.
It is impossible to plant seedlings deeply, otherwise root processes may appear, then they will not allow the tuber to form correctly.
Petiolate celery, on the other hand, is added dropwise to the cotyledonous knee. During planting, for leaf patterns 30cm x 30cm, for root and petiole 40cm x 40cm.