I saw a celery seeding at the nursery one day a few weeks ago. Why not? I grabbed the small plastic pot and put if on the upper shelf of the push cart along with basil, lemon verbena (the lemon fragrance is intoxicating), and some lettuce (red romaine and red oakleaf) cell packs.
Did I mention I didn't bother reading the growing instructions? Come on...this gardening stuff isn't rocket science. Stick it in the dirt...winter rains...mother nature's robustness and things should grow.
After several weeks the celery is going nowhere--fast. Perhaps I should I read the handy little information insert. See, I keep them right next to the plant for easy referral. Oh, now I understand...celery likes a moist, bog-like location (California rains do not a bog create). And fertilizer. Who knew?
Since then, I have upped the watering cycle and with the increasing daylight, things are greening up and growing. Over the weekend, I worked a little worm casting and organic compost into the soil around the plant.
Stay tuned to see how things in the Experimental Plant Lab turn out.