Celery: The most frustrating of plants. It has never done anything at all for me. Must take special conditions that I don't have here. ???
My advice: Grow something else.
Yeah, you and me both, jal_ut
, and for the same reason. Tonight I grabbed The Book, and here's what Sunset
"Celery...needs long period of warmth but not high heat...." I ain't got one; do you?
"Celeriac...growth requirements are same as for celery....Harvest when roots are 3 in. across or larger--about 100 to 120 days after transplanting."
Both plants are described as "Biennial grown as annual," need rich soil, full sun, regular water, that long period of warmth but not high heat, liquid fertilizer (according to Sunset
), and probably sacrificial plants of other orders--i.e., non-Umbelliferae aka Apiaceae--under a full moon, for all I know.
Yep, your basic pampered little darlings; neither of us can give them that warmth and full sun they desire.
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9