An improvement on older strains, Monarch is smoother skinned and the flesh has a better flavour and texture.
Surprisingly easy to grow, its popularity in the kitchen is on the increase because of its flavour and versatility.
Cooked or raw, the nutty celery like taste will be appreciated.
Warning: This seed has been treated with Thiram to aid germination and establishment. Please wash hands after use.
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How to Guide
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost. Place in warmth 10-15C (50-60F) and keep moist.
Potting on/Thining Out
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out in May or June. Allow 25cm (10in) between plants and 45cm (18in) between rows.
Keep well watered in dry spells. Celeriac does best under moist conditions.