Advice for Planting Celery in Self Watering Containers

Posted on Sep 25 2009 - 5:30am by Mike Lieberman

Learned my first lesson about planting celery during my first harvest. It’s definitely best to plant a celery plant per container.

When I first planted the celery in my backyard vegetable garden, I planted in two containers. The first container had one plant in it and the second had several.

I harvested them the other day and it’s apparent that celery plants like to be on their own. The one that was solo was much thicker and deeper color. The celery that was packed in was, um, pathetic. Ok, not pathetic just inferior.

You know what? That’s what this is all about for me. Doing, seeing the results and improving for the next time.

The other thing that I learned about celery is that harvesting it is a challenge. At least harvesting it out of the container was.

Check out this video to see what I’m talking about as I struggle getting the celery out of the container.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rng3ZtquLpo

7 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Tatyana September 26, 2009 at 7:36 am -

    Congratulations with your celery harvest! Very interesting. THat single plant is a winner!

  2. Mike Lieberman September 26, 2009 at 8:36 am -

    Thanks Tatyana. Yes definitely learned, but that's what this is all about.

  3. Damon October 16, 2009 at 10:21 pm -

    SAME results with my hydroponic lettuce in little net pots! I had to be sure to get only one plant per site. Even two were dramatically smaller and generally less of a plant. Good to know for celery if I'm bold enough to go there.
    As for my celery spot this year….farkin slugs ate all my seed starts 🙁
    Good research Mike, I will be sure to space out my celery outside next year too…. Peace!

  4. Mike Lieberman October 17, 2009 at 6:26 am -

    Thanks Damon. I totally crammed a million plants into that one container. I just planted that one solo celery b/c I had no room. Definitely good to know though.

    That's what this is all about though. Trial, error and learning.

  5. Mike Lieberman October 17, 2009 at 1:26 pm -

    Thanks Damon. I totally crammed a million plants into that one container. I just planted that one solo celery b/c I had no room. Definitely good to know though.

    That's what this is all about though. Trial, error and learning.

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