Tuesday, 23 October 2012

One for Tanya - Celebrating Celeriac


Last year I tried growing celeriac, and all I got was straggly roots. See here    So this year I was pleased when I got a celeriac this big:




How big?    Well not that big....






...but at least the stem swelled.  Obviously they got enough water. Just have to ensure they get more  nutrients next time.

9 comments:

  1. I wonder what ours are like beneath ground? Never had success before.

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  2. thats a nice looking one, i had great sucsess last year, but this year has been a bit of a disaster the root didnt swell and i ended up with long straggly roots.
    theres always next year...

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  3. Fantastic Celeriac Mal...should I have a look beneath the ground at mine?? I haven't dared yet!!

    Were you able to eat this or did it get polluted?? How many of your roots swelled??

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    1. Ooh Tany, you're not going to let me off the hook, are you! This was the best sample I could provide and yes this ground got flooded. The trouble is that it has given me a glimpse of future success. More celeriac next year... and Hamburg parsley, turnip rooted chervil...

      Can't wait to see how your celeriac has turned out!!!

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  4. Looks good. I like celeriac but didn't try growing any this year. Maybe next time.

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  5. Well done, not an easy vegetable to grow in the north!

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  6. Your celeriac looks good. Last year I grew them. I used the leaves in casseroles and stews. I found the bulbs a bit awkward to prepare at times, but they tasted good.

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  7. Heading in the right direction, I'm sure you'll manage the perfect specimen next year. Celeriac is something that I've never even eaten, never mind tried to grow. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog about Archie. I hope Toby is going on well too, it must have been really frightening to see him fit. I think we all get so attached to our pets, they really become one of the family.

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    1. Thanks Jo. Some things restore your sense of perspective!

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