I grew some celeriac for the first time this year.
My mum got me some young plants from a plant sale so I stuck them in next to my leeks and they've been growing happily since the spring.
Just lately I've started to use them and I must say that it's a difficult vegetable to fall in love with. There seems to be a lot of waste from the roots, the slugs have been at them as well, so I've had to cut quite a bit away inside leaving a lot in the sink - although this may be to do with the fact I've just left them in the ground until now and they might have been best lifted and stored somewhere
. To be honest I'm just not a very big fan of celery and that's essentially what they are - the smell puts me off!
On the other hand when I've been adding them to stews it has given over a really nice flavour and they help to bulk out a stew and add another vegetable to it so it can't be bad for us.
I did buy some seeds to grow my own this coming year but now I'm in two minds. I know space isn't that much of an issue with me, but it is another vegetable to look after all year, although growing a few probably wouldn't hurt.
What's everyone's opinion on celeriac?