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artjakartjak Posts: 4,167
I'm growing celeriac for the first time this year as I love making celeriac remoulade. Seeing the photos in the 'how to do it' article makes me wonder; can one eat the leaves also as if it were celery?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,519

    Hi artjak image yes the leaves are edible - they're really good for flavouring stocks and soups - their flavour is pretty strong, stronger than ordinary celery, so you don't need may of them to add flavour. 

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  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Dove, I've been growing celery for the last couple of years and found the flavour of home grown almost eye-wateringly strong, but v. useful in cooking. I just don't have the space for both veg so growing celeriac gives me, I hope, the best of both worlds.image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,774

    I still have about a dozen celeriac growing, artjak.  They do need a long season - with the late start last year the roots weren't big enough to pull until Christmas!  I'm going to start them off a bit earlier this year, weather permitting..  I'll pull one or two this weekend and post photo's.  They are lovely roasted but an absolute pain to prepare - the useful part of the root is completely covered in small roots which, in my clay soil, really hold on to the soil so cleaning is more like slicing through the roots/mud until the 'outer heart' is reached.  Not a lot was left after that in my case!  They seemed to grow completely pest-free though! image

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