Growing Celeriac

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16 Sep 20 Michelle Tanner (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I grew wonderful celeriac in Kent,UK on limestone soil but here in the Waikato I have much less success. If they grow at all they are much smaller (golf to tennis ball rather than the small football sized ones from before). I am going to give it one last go this year, trying a variety of sizes and will feed and water like mad!
17 Sep 20 (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Buy a cheap pH tester. If you have heavy soil, lighten it up a bit with sand or compost. Start with with good rich soil and MAYBE a light fert when plants are 8 weeks old. DON
18 Sep 20 (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Don't over fert or water it. 3 good waterings a week is enough.
16 Sep 20 Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
The answer might be in your soil. It would be worth testing to see how acid it is . Most NZ soils tend towards acidity. Your limestone soil in Kent was more alkaline than acid.
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