Today I dug up my first home grown celeriac. It had a lot of roots.
I also pulled a neep (swede/rutabaga) grown in the very next row.
|Swede vs celeriac|
The neep was sown direct outdoors, as a bit of an afterthought, the celeriac got a head start by about two months, started off indoors in my new propogator. It was watered copiously whenever it was dry.
The neep was pecked by pigeons until, when I noticed, I strung a looped string between two canes to distract them. It was touch and go whether to just pull them up at that point.
After trimming off the peripheral root there wasn't much left of the celeriac:
When it boils down to it my novelty celeriac was a waste of time, whereas the traditional neep grew away like topsy. Half of me thinks that I'll never try to grow celeiac again. (The other half thinks I'm going to crack this nut next year - there must be some trick I am missing)
To make matters worse I happened to see Masterchef tonight and virtually EVERY dish had celeriac in it.
p.s. Hope you like the new look and the bigger pictures. Also please note that I've set up a link to my new blog Edinburgh Album which I will use for my photo excursions around town, and around the country, from now on. The Allotment blog will continue, and if things go well I might even start one just for bread.
p.s. I have started one for bread called 'Rye Smile' and you can link to it through Links above!