Celeriac

CELARIAC IS A LEAF CROP, NOT A ROOT - CROP ROTATION
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If you haven't planted celeriac yet, it's worth a try. Cool climates are the perfect place for them.
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Celariac is basically a celery with a swollen root. You don't eat the raw stems like you do celery, but you can use them in cooking and stock in the place of celery. If you haven't tried the root before, it's like eating a potato that tastes like celery. And as far as cooking goes, if you can do it to a potato you can do it to a celearic.
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So why would you plant celeriac and not potato? Well you plant them both now, but celeriac isn't ready to harvest till winter. So when you have eaten your stash of potatoes, then you can harvest and start eating celearic. It's like the winter potato. (So are swedes, in my opinion).
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PLANTING
I have never had any success starting celearic seeds 🤷‍♀️ so I buy seedlings and I'd recommend this for beginners.

The celearic get quite large if you leave them to grow so make sure you space 20cm apart.

They like a damp position so if you have a slightly damper part of the garden, this is perfect for them.

Water regularly.

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PLANTING TIME
You plant celeriac in spring and harvest in winter.
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FERTILISER
Celeriac likes nitrogen so fertilise with coffee grinds, but not too much or the bulbs won't develop. Or you can plant with beans to feed them slowly.
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HARVEST
Harvest from autumn to spring as the bulb reaches the desired size. Don't let plant go to seed in spring if you intend to eat the bulb as it will go woody (like carrots) and it's not nice to eat.

They grow quite deep and are a challenge to harvest. Find yourself a strapping young man to get in there and reef it out for you or DIY but be prepared to get dirty 😂
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COMPANION PLANTING
Celeriac like being with beans and peas, the brassicas family, alliums like leeks and onions and tomatoes.
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CROP ROTATION
Celeriac may appear to be a root crop but it's actually a leaf crop, with a swollen root system. So it is planted after legumes and before root vegetables in a crop rotation. This is why it does well with brassicas which are also leaf crops and beans which continue to feed it nitrogen.