Light requirements: Full sun.
Planting: Space 10 to 12 inches apart.
Soil requirements: Celery grows best in moist, well-drained, nutrient-rich soil.
Water requirements: Keep soil consistently moist by applying about 1 inch of water per week through watering or rainfall.
Frost-fighting plan: Celery can tolerate light frost to 29°F. Cover with a frost blanket if colder temperatures are forecast.
Common issues: Watch for celery leaf miners and slugs. If temperatures stay below 50°F for more than 12 days, plants may bolt.
Harvesting: Once they’ve reached the size you want, pull individual stalks from bunches as needed. Cut whole heads at the soil line.
Storage: Store stalks or bunches (unwashed) in the refrigerator.