Celery likes richness... don't we all. It can be quite challenging because it needs a long time to grow, and it's quite demanding when it comes to water and fertiliser. But if your soil stays moist and has plenty of organic matter in it, you're in good shape for growing celery. With some care, you can grow large, tender plants. A dozen plants will only take up five or six feet of row so it's well worth growing.
Introduced in 1886 Celery Golden Self Blanching has stood the test of time and produces thick, crisp, juicy, deeply ribbed, aromatic stalks of celery with solid hearts that have no hint of bitterness or strings.
Growing to a height of 40 to 60cms (16 to 24in) this dwarf variety is ideal for smaller gardens and unlike traditional celery which needs earthing up to produce pale stems, it produces naturally cream-coloured stalks with a crisp, crunchy texture and mild flavour, and if given a little light shading the juiciness and delicacy of taste will improve even further. Golden Self Blanching has a compact growth that is ideal for an allotment or for smaller gardens. A short row can be squeezed into almost any garden or raised bed, or they can even be grown in very deep, long tom style pots on the patio.