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Celeriac Problem
Tue 20-Sep-11
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MYLOHOUND
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Help needed yet again, this year my first atempt at growing ceriac.  I have beautiful looking plants, yet when I scratch below the surface nothing appears to be present and knowing I have plenty to sacrifice I dug one up.  what I found was loads of roots but hardly/no bulb present, am I being impatient?  Also the butternut squash does not appear to be getting any bigger than a tennis ball again am I being impatient or is there something I can do to assist

 

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Tue 20-Sep-11
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I have the same problem with my butternut, very cute but not very big. Never grown celeriac, sorry

Wed 21-Sep-11
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My butternut squash is later than all my other squashes, not sure if I am going to get anything off them but it was the first year I have grown them.

 

I seem to have read somewhere on this forum that it might be an idea to cut off some of the leaves to encourage the root formation. Mine are doing very well but this must be the first time I have ever successfully grown them.cheers

Wed 21-Sep-11
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Thanks, i'll try the leaf thing as a plant the celeriacs look beautiful.  Yes the squash does look awfully cute but complete dwarf by the pumpkin next to it so not really sure whats wrong there...I guess its just a waiting gameroll_eyes

Wed 21-Sep-11
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Hi MYLOHOUND, 

I think you are worrying too soon as celeriac is a biennial so only grows roots in the first season & the rest in the second, so you seem to be on track, see this link.

 

http://bifurcatedcarrots.eu/2007/01/celariac-secrets/

 

Here is some more detailed info, with good clear photos; this guys site is so useful for all vegetable growing & will keep you occupied for hours as it is very large.....eeek

 

http://www.allaboutliverpool.com/allaboutallotment.....eriac.html

 

Good luck & let us know how they do.  wave

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Wed 21-Sep-11
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http://www.allaboutliverpool.com/allaboutallotment.....eriac.html

Wow this is a brilliant website...I have books but half the time you need to be a seasoned garden to know the terminology and me being a complete novice still have much to learn.  The pictures are a real help..Thanks for sharingsmile

Thu 22-Sep-11
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ive always had the same problem with the wretched stuff ,lovely tops very little bottom not sure what i do wrong either...lol

Fri 21-Oct-11
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Still nothing underneath beautiful tops...thin we'll call it a day with celeriacsteam

Fri 21-Oct-11
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Have a look at this chap's celeriac, is yours any different?

I'll try that again!

Fri 21-Oct-11
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I wish mine are just a mass of roots...may I still need to wait, not much sun on the veg patch now

Fri 21-Oct-11
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What a shame.  Have you researched how other people sow, propagate and feed/water?

I'll try that again!

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