Friday, 19 July 2013
Celery in pots
You have just got to try this next year. Especially if you are limited by space like I am. I have five pots of celery & they are growing fantastically well.
Just look at them!
I am so pleased & they were so simple to do. I have wrapped some cardboard around the stems now & tied it into place with some string. This is my effort to blanch the stems & make them a nicer paler green, a bit like the stuff you buy in the shops because believe me, my celery is up there with the best of them.
I sowed the seeds earlier on this year & when the plants were big enough I transplanted them into some larger plant pots. The pots I used were the flower buckets you can buy from Morrisons. I think you get six in a pack for the price of 99p. You do have to drill some holes in the bottom of them for drainage but at 99p you can't complain really.
I mixed some multi-purpose compost with some chicken manure pellets & the baby celery plants were popped into their new homes. They are watered every day (twice in the heat we are experiencing now) & fed once a week with some tomato food. I am so so pleased with the results & am really looking forward to harvesting them.I am planning to grow a few more next year.
Now, the bad lazy blogger that I am I would just like to say I have been reading your blogs but it has been whilst I have been in work & I can't really comment then. It has been unbelievably busy here what with work, huge harvests from the garden ( I have mange-tout coming out of my ears) & the boys final week in primary school. I have a couple of weeks off soon so normal service will be resumed.
Enjoy your day