Celery - Giant Red
Giant Red is a reliable trench variety of celery which is a traditional performer and well worth growing. It is very hardy and has a purple tinge to the stalks which turn pink when blanched. It has an excellent, good old fashioned flavour and a slightly open habit but will hold until well after Christmas.
Sow the seed from February to April thinly in pots or trays under glass at 18°C. Sow the seeds on the top of moist seed sowing compost and lightly cover to their own depth. As soon as seedlings are large enough to handle, prick off into trays 5cm apart. When seedlings are 6-7cm tall, gradually harden off, before planting out 20cm apart once all risk of frost has passed. Water well throughout the growing season. Ready to harvest from August to November.