Celery in SoCal Summer
Summer is not the season to grow celery in most home vegetable gardens in California. It thrives in the winter garden with the cool temperatures. Transplants are generally not available in summer and it’s too warm for seeds to germinate reliably.
When my winter celery has departed, I usually grow celery in a container that can summer in dappled shade. Though it has a stronger flavor than the winter celery, I like to have it for cooking and to add crunch to summer salads.
About three weeks ago I cut the bottom from a bunch of organic celery. Read more about growing Cut and Come Again Celery. You can start your own celery plant any time of year.
Today I planted my celery. I’ll keep the soil moist and in light shade for now. In a month or so I may be able to cut a few stalks.
You may also enjoy my post on Homemade Celery Salt.