I have grown celery for the last few years
But this year is the most successful.
I think the soil conditions must be just right in this circle.
It is quite heavy clay that I have added horse poo to.
It holds the moisture, keeping the plants sweet.
I have been experimenting with tree guards for blanching,
I does work and keeps the stems white.
Personally I prefer the regular green celery
that has grown free from constraints.
Flavour is the same but I feel better about the freedom.
I pick bunches for the market and these plants have been providing for some months now.
I was reading about wild celery the other day..........
In the wild they do not stand up straight as we like to think of them.
More like a flattened rosette
I found this seedling that must have missed out on being planted in the circle.
It was reverting to type.
I was amazed it was still alive. I will reward its persistence
with a place in the circle.
We added dried celery flowers to a sausage roll mix last week.
Mmmmmmm will do that again!
I went to the hardware shop with my market money this morning
and came home with plenty to keep me working.