I have also removed several of the leaves, in order to expose the bulbs to more light.
The problem is that nowhere in my veg plot gets more than a few hours of direct sunlight each day. Ideally the growing-site for Celeriac should get sunlight from every direction.
The compost / soil in the raised bed may also be a problem. It has a high proportion of home-made compost and leaf-mould, so therefore it is very light. Maybe the Celeriac would prefer a heavier growing medium? [The carrots and parsnips I grew there last year loved it.]
Did I mention that I have fed the Celeriac too? I used a proprietary Fruit and Veg fertiliser, applied at least once a week throughout the Summer.
And still the blessed things are tiny.
Well, looking on the bright side, my Celeriac this year are the biggest I have ever grown! However, you have to see that statement in the light of the fact that my previous best effort was about the size of a tennis-ball. At the rate we are going, I think I will be adding a whole bulb into a stew or casserole to add flavouring, rather than using the Celeriac as a vegetable in its own right. I bet it will taste nice though.
I will have to consider very carefully if this vegetable is one worth growing again. Maybe I should just stick to some things that are a bit less trouble. Like these tomatoes.
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OK, so you tell me, what do you think is the easiest vegetable to grow, and which is the most difficult?