Good enough to eat

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

Har­vest­ing cele­riac It’s a hugely flavour­some root veg which can be com­bined with potato and gar­lic for a de­li­cious mash or grated into sal­ads to add a fresh flavour.

When the stem base has swelled to around 10cm in di­am­e­ter it should be ready for har­vest­ing.

The leaves should be cut off the root and can be added to stocks and soups.

Once you’ve dug it up, trim off the fi­brous roots and clean off ex­cess soil, then dry it in a cool, frost-free place be­fore stor­ing it in dry sand.

You can leave cele­riac in the ground over win­ter, but be aware the slugs might get to it first. You can also freeze it by cub­ing and blanch­ing it.

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