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About This Plant...
Family: Apiaceae
Genus and species: Apium graveolens var. dulce
Growing Season: spring and fall
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 10 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 3 weeks before to 4 weeks after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: -
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 7-21 days
Germination temp.: 60-70 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 120 days from transplant
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 6-12 inches
Spacing between rows: 18-40 inches
Growing On...
Pests: earwigs
Diseases: early blight, late blight, nematodes, viruses
Harvest: pick outer stalks when they are 6-8 inches tall
Growing tips: celery requires lots of moisture; they are also heavy feeders

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