Celery is one of those vegetables that people take for granted. It’s not expensive and it’s readily available at the grocery store or farmer’s market. Some garden experts say celery is a difficult plant to grow. Others disagree, saying homegrown celery is not only tastier than what you buy in a store, but a fairly simple choice for home gardens. By following a few simple guidelines, you can grow your own crop of crispy, crunchy celery.
Celery is a high-fiber food and two medium stalks contain only 15 calories. Each stalk is packed full of antioxidants and phytonutrients. Nutritionists say it contains up to 25 anti-inflammatory compounds and reduces inflammation caused by arthritis and osteoporosis. Celery also contains apiuman and polysaccharides that reduce the risk of developing stomach ulcers, according to research.