Advice for a new veg grower

Hi people, I can't seem to find celery seeds anywhere is it just a case of waiting till may?


  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,647

    Nicholas, Thompson & Morgan have celery seeds. Unless you're desperate to grow from seed, I'd plant seedlings. They will cut your waiting time down enormously.

  • Celery is also notoriously difficult to grow.  If you're a first time grower, I'd start with something a bit more forgiving, maybe runner beans, potatoes, and cherry tomatoes in hanging baskets.

  • I must admit finally found some celery plants at or local garden centre
  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,647

    Good thinking, Nicholas. I only ever grew celery once. It takes a very long time, needs well-drained soil, doesn't like too much heat - a big problem here in central Italy - and needs to be kept moist.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,759

    It grows well in the Fens - cool and damp - perfect conditions image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,647

    Perfect for celery, perhaps. I'd rot.

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