Cutting Celery

Family: Apiaceae

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Cutting Celery is also known by the botanical name, Apium graveolens.  Cutting Celery is closely related to celery and celeriac, but these particular seeds have been selected and reselected especially for the flavour of their leaves.  The leaves taste like celery – it’s a strong flavour – so a little goes a long way, but it’s not too overpowering.  I really enjoy the taste of Cutting Celery leaves.  I’ve grown a few similar plants that also have a celery flavour, but Cutting Celery has so far been my favourite, The leaves can be used in a wide range of dishes, from fillings for sandwiches, used like a herb to pep up a salad, smoothie, or soup, to an ingredient for stews, sauces, and whatever dish you would like to impart a celery flavour.  Cutting Celery is a fantastic vegetable to grow if you enjoy the flavour of celery but don’t enjoy the stringy, fibrous texture of celery sticks – as these leaves are full of flavour without any of that!

I sowed my Cutting Celery seeds in March, outside in my Vegepod.  If you’re growing Cutting Celery it is vital that you remember that these seeds need light to germinate – scatter the seeds on the surface of the compost – very gently press to ensure the seeds make contact with the soil (or peat-free compost) but don’t cover the seeds with any soil or compost – or else the seeds won’t germinate.

I raised my Cutting Celery seeds in my Vegepod.  At the time, my Vegepod was sited in a shaded position (crammed between a house wall and an evergreen hedge) that doesn’t receive any direct sunlight – tricky growing conditions for any plant, yet Cutting Celery thrived here – hurrah!  There’s no need to start Cutting Celery seeds off inside a greenhouse; sow outdoors from March until the end of April.

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