Wall Flower Studio Garden

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Cutting Celery - Apium graveolens - Easy to Grow indoors or out!

My uncle Allan grew Cutting Celery in his garden at his farm.
 That's where I'd first learned of it's existance!
He was diabetic and used this particular celery to add flavour to his soups and sauces. I think it would be nice added to dips as well.
I find the taste to be a little on the pungent side, and more flavourful than the regular celery stalks one finds at the grocery store, but enjoy it nonetheless.
Thinking this (I'm going to call it an herb), kind of celery is really underrated here in North America, but have heard that it is highly valued and a mainstay in many dishes overseas.
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Cutting celery is an actual celery, just without the enlarged stalk, and I've never grown the regular kind, but imagine this variety is easier to grow.
The attractive 18" tall plants produce an abundance of dark green foliage that does indeed resembles regular celery, but looks more like an herb to me and I treat it as such.
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Culture:
Harvest leaves often by cutting 3/4 way down the stems , so that new tender leaves can emerge.
I've used the leaves both fresh and dried, as they do retain their delicious flavor.
Soups, salads, sandwiches, stews, and more, can benefit from cutting celery.
Available for purchasing here on Local Harvest at Wall Flower Studio.
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Comments:

Celery works great a s a laxative too. In my natural rememdy books , it is said to relieve arthiritis pain as well. Either way, I love to use it in soups too!

Posted by Zina Stokes on April 20, 2010 at 06:02 AM PDT #

Hello Zina,
That is great information, and I appreciate you taking the time to comment.
Happy Gardening!
Karen (Wall Flower Studio)

Posted by Karen Sloan on April 20, 2010 at 06:52 AM PDT #

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