Sunday, June 3, 2012


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.


Annie said...

That's interesting about the celery lying down. Poured rain here all day. Have you seen ric rac new scarf. It was just beautiful on today. Still reporting.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

side issue: never can add too many pics with dogs :)