Celery blanching

I brought some celery plants for the allotment , they are free from pests and looking fab , moly prob is I don't know what variety so do I cover stems to blanch or not , first time growing celery 

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  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    I thought that most grow your own celery was 'self blanching' in some mysterious way. Have grown it for three years and it is always quite green, the flavour of home grown is very strong, I tend to use it for soups, but always pass it through a vegetable mill after blending, to get rid of the stringiness.

    If you want it blanched, you could try taping across the hole on a large flower pot and up-ending that onto a plant. Hope this helpsimage

  • BillyjoBillyjo Posts: 28

    Ah thank you very helpful , did not realise it had such a strong taste , so when to harvest ? Now or give it a bit longer , few stems at a time or whole plant ? 

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Last year's crop, I was still harvesting into the new year! I tend to just pull up a plant when I want celery soupimage

  • BillyjoBillyjo Posts: 28

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