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Celery


“All gardeners live in beautiful places, because they make them so.”
- Joseph Joubert

This is the first year that we have grown celery in our garden. We used transplants from the local farmers market, Frog Pond. Initially it looked like we may experience some problems with the plants because they had a bit of difficulty taking to the new soil. But they eventually developed firm roots and we have some fresh celery to show for it.

I have to admit that I have never been a huge fan of celery but my wife’s enthusiasm for the veggie is slowly changing my opinion. We have used it in salads at this point but plan on dehydrating some to use in soups and stews later in the year.

Celery holds a lot of health benefits as well. The leaves contain Vitamin A while the stalks are a great source of B1, B2, and B6. Celery also has a bit of Vitamin C in it too. Celery contains natural organic sodium that even folks with salt sensitivities are able to consume. This member of the parsley family helps contribute to lower blood pressure too.

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