Carrots, Onions and Celery – What’s In Your Cook Pot ?

Source Sautéing Thank you Wikipedia.
Sautéing is a method of cooking food, that uses a small amount of oil or fat in a shallow pan over relatively high heat. Ingredients are usually cut into pieces or thinly sliced to facilitate fast cooking. The primary mode of heat transfer during sautéing is conduction between the pan and the food being cooked. Food that is sautéed is browned while preserving its texture, moisture and flavor. If meat, chicken, or fish is sautéed, the sauté is often finished by deglazing the pan’s residue to make a sauce.

Olive oil or clarified butter are commonly used for sautéing, but most fats will do. Regular butter will produce more flavor but will burn at a lower temperature and more quickly than other fats due to the presence of milk solids, so clarified butter is more fit for this use.

carrot-garden Sauteed carrots, onion with celery is the base for many dishes. That makes these vegetables desirable to the home gardener. You may want to consider adding a few whole garlic cloves to your Saute base mix.
All three of these vegetables can be easy to grow in pots or large containers as well as in your garden. as an added benefit, they can be diced mixed and frozen for use in you cook pot long after winters freezing weather has killed other garden and container grown vegetables.

Cornell University Vegetable Growing Guide

Growing Carrots Careful attention to the soil makes these Vitamin A-rich roots a snap to grow. Plant in deep, stone-free soil with a fine surface. Thin and weed carefully, and mulch to keep soil cool. Sunlight: full sun – They will tolerate very light shade. Carrots require well-drained soil.

HintGood quality roots require plentiful moisture and soil that is deep, loose, free of stones, and high in organic matter. Roots can become twisted and forked in heavy, stony soil. Prefers pH of 6.0 to 6.8 but can tolerate 5.5 to 7.5. Requires only moderate nitrogen. Too much can cause root branching.

red_onion Growing Onions Also known as scallions, bunching onions, green onions. Whether harvested early for scallions (green onions), for summer meals, or winter storage, onions need rich, well drained soil and good weed control. Tightly spaced green onions fit well in ornamental plantings.

Hint Plant in full sun. They require high fertility, well drained soil.
Well-drained, rich soil, high in organic matter, neutral pH. Optimum pH is 6.2 to 6.8. Requires plentiful, even moisture for good yields.

celery-growing Growing Celery is not for every home garden. Perhaps the most difficult vegetable to grow in many areas, this long season crop must be started inside. Seeds are slow to germinate, and if transplanted outside too early, plants will bolt in response to cold. Also requires consistent moisture and dislikes heat.

Hint Celery prefers full sun but will tolerate part shade.
Celery will tolerate damp soil but it requires high fertility during the growing season.
Celery prefers rich soil, high in organic matter with pH 6.0 to 7.0 and consistent, plentiful supply of moisture. Can tolerate soils that are less than well-drained because it was originally a wetland plant.

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7 responses to “Carrots, Onions and Celery – What’s In Your Cook Pot ?

  1. You always have such great information. Thanks for doing the research and taking the time to share.


  2. Have you tried re growing scallions from the rooted bottoms? It works really well.


  3. Southern hemisphere gardeners don’t need to be deterred by the challenges you may experience growing celery. Its very easy in my part of the world. (South Africa)


    • Re gorgeousgreenhouse Thanks for your Comment on growing Celery.
      Here in the Southwest U.S.A. it is simply so dry and hot that growing celery is a real challenge for the home gardener.

      Thanks for taking time to visit my tiny blog and for your comment(s).

      Happy fall gardening.


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