Celery Red Giant
Giant Red is a reliable trench variety which is a traditional performer and well worth growing. It is very hardy and has a purple tinge to the stalks which turn pink when blanched. It has an excellent, good old fashioned flavour. Slightly open habit but will hold until well after Christmas.
Celery is a popular salad vegetable with its crisp sweet stalks and is equally delicious braised or chopped in casseroles.
Pack size: 1000 Seeds
WHEN TO SOW
February to early April
WHERE TO SOW
Sow the fine seed thinly in pots or trays under glass at 18°C. Sow the seeds on the top of moist seed sowing compost and lightly cover to their own depth.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
As soon as seedlings are large enough to handle, prick off into trays 5cm (2") apart. When seedlings are 6-7cm (3-4") tall, gradually harden off before planting out once all risk of frost has passed. Plant in a trench 40cm(16in) wide and 30cm (12in) deep, spacing each plant 35-45cm (14-18in) apart gradually filling in the trench as the plant grows. Water well throughout the growing season .
August to December
High in sodium and potassium. Traditionally used as a diuretic.
It is said you use more calories eating celery than you will get from it, making it ideal for slimming!