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    Has anyone had success with celeriac? I planted 18 cells with seeds, and only 1 came up. Replanted the rest of the cells, but still no luck. Then I put some seeds between damp paper towels, put it into an open ziplock bag, and today I had a lot that germinated. But man, are they ever tiny! I needed tweezers and good eyesight to pick them up and plant them into cells. How have you fared with growing celeriac?
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    I don't even know what that is but we always use paper tape for carrots. Just sprinkle them on to paper tape, cut off what ever length of strip fits in each planter area, cover them with dirt.
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    I think that method would certainly work well, thanks! I'll try it next season.

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    I didn't know what celeriac was either, but now I do.

    We love celery, but it is hard to grow at my location so this might just be the ticket for that flavor. Maybe next year I will try growing some.

    I start a few seeds in damp tissue, mostly tomatoes and peppers. Never tried it with those small seeds.

    About time to start transplanting some brassica into the next size containers. It is about 60 out there today so it will be nice to sit out on the porch and get my hands dirty and make a mess rather than in the kitchen for a change.

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    You gotta love the spring in the interior, huh Grandma?

    Still in the 40's down south from what I hear.

    I think it's about 80 in the sun right now, gotta love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock_skipper View Post
    You gotta love the spring in the interior, huh Grandma?

    Still in the 40's down south from what I hear.

    I think it's about 80 in the sun right now, gotta love it.
    Thats for sure Rock! Makes all those dark, -50 winters days all worthwhile. I think I got a little sunburn yesterday
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    Oh, I'm with you Grandma and Rock. Weather here in North Pole has been great the last couple of days. Actully got to transplant my tomatoes (again) outside instead of on my dinning room floor. Man I'm tired of having to sweep up dirt everytime I plant something. HAHA I'm really itching to get that tiller out and start prepping the garden it has been so nice here. It is taking a lot of willpower not too! Come Sat. though, I may have to pull it out. Anyone else pull theirs out yet, or is your garden still too frozen?

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    celeriac needs light to germinate so dont cover them in any soil just sprinkle them on top of your tray and keep them moist.
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    I think you've nailed the problem I had, Black Ram. I'd covered the seeds and they didn't get light; those which were moist between paper towels were under lights, and they germinated just fine. Thanks!

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