DAYS TO HARVEST
Sow in flats when soil temperature is around 65 degrees. Starting mix should be high in finished compost. Lightly cover with soil and keep evenly moist until germination. Germination may take 2-3 weeks. Transplant at 8-10 weeks.
Celeriac is a heavy feeder. Soil should be high in finished compost. Celeriac may require a boost of magnesium and/or calcium – add composted leaves to soil or compost mix.
If very wet conditions occur that encourage fungus, celeriac may benefit with spraying of equisetum (prep 508) and valerian (prep 507).
greens can grow to around 8-10″
6-10″ (depending on the desired root size)
Celeriac prefers to grow in cooler climates and can with withstand frost. Harvest before the ground freezes. Celeriac often can store for 3-6 months.
Harvest entire stalk by cutting or slicing at the base where it meets the soil when stalk is at desired height. If blanching is desired, wrap stalks of celery in thick paper 2-3 weeks prior to harvesting.
Cabbage and bush beans may benefit from being planted near or in between celeriac.
USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS
We use this grated like potatoes for fried celeriac “pancakes.” Leaves and stems can be used for flavoring soups and stews.