How Often To Water Celery

Celery is a vegetable that is very versatile as it can be eaten raw or used in cooking. If you’re planning to grow your own celery, it’s important to know when to water celery so it grows well and has a long shelf life.

In this article, you’ll learn about how often you should water celery plants and the best ways to do so. We’ll also discuss how much water the plant needs, what happens if it doesn’t get enough water, and what happens when you overwater celery plants. By the end of this article, you’ll know everything there is to know about watering celery!

How Often To Water Celery

It depends on how dry your soil is, and whether or not you’re growing celery in a container or in the ground.

If you’re growing your celery in a container or planter, it’ll need to be watered about every three days. If you’re growing your celery in the ground, then it should be watered about once every seven days.

What Is The Best Time Of The Day To Water Celery?

Watering celery in the morning is recommended, but if you can’t do that, then water it in the afternoon. As for watering celery in the evening—definitely don’t do this! The best time of day to water celery is first thing in the morning.

This is because the water will absorb into the celery more quickly, which will allow it to become hydrated faster. If you water celery in the evening, it will usually go right through until morning—and by then it’ll be really thirsty again!

How Much Water Does Celery Need?

Celery needs between 1 and 1.5 inches of water per week, but this will vary depending on the soil type: sandy soils require less water than clay soils, which can hold more moisture.

Soil with a high organic content is also better suited to sustaining plants like celery, as long as it’s well drained—you probably won’t have trouble getting an adequate amount of water into very loamy or sandy soil types (like those found in many parts of North America).

If you’re unsure about your soil type, consult your local gardening expert or county extension service about what will work best for your area.

How To Tell When Your Celery Needs Water

If you’re like us, you love to cook with celery. It’s versatile and delicious, and can be used in so many different recipes! But did you know that celery actually needs to be watered?

Here’s how you can tell if your celery needs water:

  • Look at the base of the stalks—if it’s dry, then it needs water.
  • If you’re unsure whether your celery is getting enough water, give it a good squeeze—if there’s no juice coming out, then you’re probably dehydrated!
  • Look at the leaves. If they’re drooping, they need more water.

How to Water Celery

Water celery deeply, but infrequently. Celery is a moisture-loving vegetable that needs around 1 inch of water each week. Water deeply enough to moisten all the soil around the roots and then let it dry out between watering sessions.

Use a watering can or a hose with a sprinkler attachment for this task; don’t just sprinkle water on top of the soil or you may end up with root rot.

In addition, make sure you’re aiming it at the ground and not directly onto your plants’ leaves—and be sure not to overwater!

How Long Can Celery Go Without Being Watered?

Celery can go without being watered for about two weeks. This is because celery is a vegetable that is made up of 95% water, which means they are able to withstand a long period of no water.

However, during the summer or in extremely hot weather, the celery may only last for a week.

If you’re planning to be away for more than a week, I recommend that you place a tarp or cover over your celery.


In summary, we’re going to say that you should water your celery once a week. However, if your soil is dry and sandy then it may need watering more often than this. You can test the soil by inserting a finger deep into the ground. If it feels moist enough then no watering is needed but if you dig your finger into a hard compacted area of dirt then you should give it some water immediately! The best way to do this is by sprinkling lightly over any uneven surfaces until they are completely saturated with water.