Two issues cause havoc when growing celery: time and water. Celery is a long crop: 120 to 180 days from seed to harvest. Second, the plants need consistent water. Soil must retain water well (translation: rich in organic matter), but you should also water regularly. Most growers tie a clump of stalks together to keep them upright. To get celery to be a lighter green and sweeter, growers blanch stalks by shielding them from sunlight. You can also grow self-blanching varieties.
With its tangled, knotty appearance, celery root or celeriac may not win any prizes for loveliness but it is a wonderfully versatile relative of celery with a crisp, fresh flavor that perks up a Waldorf salad recipe. It does have a long growing season (120 days) so start your seeds in early March in a moist, rich soil environment.
Large custom wall art with local flavor by artist Celery Jones sits over a leather bench that provides an easy way to change shoes or casually store a handbag or hat. “I love the look of those older homes on the flat lands of Texas,” says designer Tiffany Brooks. “Celery captures that moment perfectly.”
Artist Celery Jones created the Visit Washington the Evergreen State mural and was inspired by billboard’s from the 1940’s. The painting’s color palette echoes the natural earth tones found throughout the master suite.
Elevate your finger food appetizers this holiday with baked sweet potato sliders topped with a tangy celery salad. [Get the recipe>>](http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/entertaining/baked-sweet-potato-sliders?syc=applenews_hgtv-christmas-dinner-recipes-for-the-novice-host)
A clever wall-mounted table made of reclaimed wood creates a bar-height dining space for four in this stylish small kitchen. When not in use, the powder-coated celery green barstools can be stacked and tucked beneath it.