Celeriac - Monarch
Celeriac is easier to grow than celery, the large roots wash easily and have an excellent flavour. Great cooked or grated in salads.
Sow indoors from March to April. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow 1.5cm deep in trays of seed compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C is ideal. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Transplant to other trays, 5cm apart, when plants are large enough to handle. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions, avoiding frosts, before planting out, in rows 30cm apart, from May to June, into rich, well-drained soil. Plant so that the upper, swollen part of the root sits on the surface of the soil. Water well and remove outer leaves as roots swell. Harvest from August to December.