first time celeriac grower

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brokenglass

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first time celeriac grower
« on: October 09, 2018, 00:41 »
How long can you leave Celeriac in the ground?     How large can you expect it to grow?     Is it OK at any size?
Do you really need al that lettuce/

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Re: first time celeriac grower
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 09:42 »
this is a good topic because I've tried many times to grow celeriac without any success had no problem with celery but I must be doing something wrong with celeriac

so any info would be most welcome how to become  a celeriac grower :D

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Re: first time celeriac grower
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 10:00 »
I've been growing celeriac successfully for quite a few years until this year when the whole crop bolted and went to seed, probably through excessive dryness and summer heat (same thing happened to my leek crop).
I start them off in a heated propagator in late February, plant them out in late April into rich, well-manured soil, keep them well watered (or so I thought) and weed-free. When the roots start to swell, I remove the outer leaves and harvest in September onwards

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Re: first time celeriac grower
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 10:03 »
We tend to eat ours before January. Like most veg when they get too big they loose quality and can become woody, I suppose it will depend on the winter weather to a certain extent. You could always lift them, cut them up and freeze them (or dry them if you have a de-hydrator) and use them throughout the winter in peak condition.
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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: first time celeriac grower
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 11:00 »
Sorry, I was answering Rowlandwells rather than the opening post. As to how long you can leave them in the ground, I agree with Aidy. Apart from which, I found they can get mushy if subjected to a long spell of sub-zero weather

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Re: first time celeriac grower
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 16:39 »
I found they can get mushy if subjected to a long spell of sub-zero weather
We dont get that here in the tropics  :lol:

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Re: first time celeriac grower
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 16:55 »
We don't get enough wet weather over here on the dry side of the country so storing ain't a problem.

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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: first time celeriac grower
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2018, 17:39 »
Actually Aidy, as child I used to stay with a family friend we called Auntie Mabel near Blackpool so I do remember the tropical weather you enjoy down there, {{{puts thinking cap on to remember the area}}}
It was a tiny village called Carleton which was a sort of suburb of a larger village called Poulton Le Fylde. Sixty odd years ago it was a really rural spot. Probably been absorbed into Blackpool by now

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Re: first time celeriac grower
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2018, 22:18 »
Its pretty much the same Alan, some new areas but if you came back now you will instantly remember all I am sure.

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Re: first time celeriac grower
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 21:16 »
Thanks for all the replies I will lift before January and store those worth storing



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