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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Celery Reply with quote

Confused after being away for 2 weeks we picked some celery for to-days dinner and was very supprised that the flesh of the plant was seperating and going soft, is this due to all rain fall
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rain fall combined with soil a bit too heavy and not draining well.
Was the centre of the celery plant brown and soft?

Carry out a rotation and grow the celery in a different spot next year to avoid any overwintering fungal rot spores in the soil.

In the case of heavy clay soils, you can greatly improve the movement of water, air and nutrients within them by digging in a 3 to 4 inch layer of gritty sand as deep as you can. The addition of chunky well-rotted compost/farmyard manure will open clay soil up further.




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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The softening of the stems of celery sounds like calcium deficiency to me. check lime status. Boron deficiency causes the centres of the plants to go black.
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