by Mitch Kravitz
Growing celery would entail patience from the grower. This vegetable has low tolerance for extreme temperature. For this reason alone, I believe that growing celery indoors can be to your advantage, as you can easily control the temperature of the environment just with some proven measures.
However troublesome it might be to grow your own celery, it would definitely be worth the effort in the end. Not only will you get a good dose of nutrients found in the vegetable. you also get to avoid ingesting the harmful chemicals used by most growers these days to increase their yield. All in all, it would greatly benefit your health as well as your family’s to grow your own vegetable organically.
With proper preparation and care, you can expect to harvest fresh from your indoor garden celery. Detailed below are the practical steps to achieve this:
First off, you need to obtain the containers which you’re going to use to grow celery indoors. Any container will as long as it allows proper flow of water by making several holes at the bottom.
Next, you need to use rich soil as it is hugely required in growing high quality produce. I strongly suggest you use organic fertilizers with good nitrogen, potassium and calcium content.
Mix the celery seeds with sand and spread it evenly onto the soil. Then, you need to cover it with a thin layer of soil. After 2 weeks you’ll begin to observe the plant sprouting. Once the seedling is strong enough to be uprooted, you can transplant the seedlings into individual containers. You’ll know the celery is strong enough when it has reached at east 1 inch in height.
Even if you’re growing celery indoors, you still need to have exposed to sunlight for at least 6 hours per day. A good way to do this is to place the containers in your windows facing the northeast. Make sure that you are able to maintain a moderate temperature that is neither too hot nor too cold for the proper growth of the plant.
Also, make sure that the soil is consistently damp. Water it regularly to moisten the soil but don’t make it wet.
Furthermore, the soil has to be fertilized for the duration of the growth of the celery to keep the soil rich in nutrients for the plant. After an average of 100 days, you can expect a full grown and high quality celery ready for harvest.