Celery plants in a row in a veggie garden.


Celery is a plant that thrives in cool weather and has a reputation as being a difficult crop to get just right. And there is some truth to it. They were original a marsh plant and still require moist soil. They also require blanching (protected from sunlight) while growing and can easily become bitter.

However, there is hope! We have all the guides that you need to successfully plant, grow, and harvest celery down below. Happy gardening!

How to Blanch Celery in the Garden (And Why You Should!)

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Do you want to grow crisp and flavorful celery that’s perfect for adding to soups, salads, and smoothies? Our guide to blanching celery in the garden will teach you three of the best methods to grow your own crop that isn’t bitter, with a satisfying crunch. You don’t want to skip this step! Read more now.

How to Grow Celery, a Marshland Plant Turned Tasty Veggie

A close up of celery plants growing in the garden in bright sunlight. The bright green leaves contrast with the brown soil seen below and in between them.

Have you tried to grow celery? Lots of gardeners balk at the idea. But here’s a secret: by following a few important tips, you’ll get a celery crop that’s flavorful, smooth, and irresistibly crunchy. You can use your homegrown celery for everything from afternoon snacks to hearty vegetable stocks. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Celery Root (Celeriac)

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If you’ve never tried celeriac, you’re in for a treat. This crisp cousin to celery is the perfect root vegetable for making soups and fries, or for eating raw in a salad. But is it hard to grow? Is it just like growing celery? Learn everything you need to know to grow your own celery root in our guide. Read more now.

7 Reasons Why Homegrown Celery May Be Skinny

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Celery is not the easiest plant to grow. The seeds are tiny and have to sit on top of loose, organically-rich soil to germinate in sunlight. And sometimes, the crunchy ribs you’ve been waiting for turn out to be thin and dry instead of plump and juicy. Read on for 7 reasons for skinny celery and how you can avoid it.

When and How to Harvest Celery

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If you are growing celery in your garden, you might be feeling a bit confused about how and when to pick the crunchy stalks. How soon can you harvest them? Do you harvest the entire plant at once? Discover when and how to harvest celery in this guide. Plus, we share some bonus recipe ideas! Read more now.

5 Reasons Why Your Celery Tastes Bitter (And What to Do About It)

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If you’re growing celery, you might be wondering how to keep it from becoming too bitter. Or maybe you harvested stalks that you can barely eat, they’re so acrid. Discover why your celery is bitter and what you can do to fix it in this guide. Plus, we share favorite recipes for even the bitterest celery. Read more now.

9 of the Best Celery Cultivars for Your Garden

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If you want to grow your own celery, you may not know that there are several different varieties available, including self-blanching types, bolt-resistant varieties, and even a unique cultivar with purple stems! Discover 9 of the best celery cultivars to grow at home and choose your favorite now. Read more.