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Water Celery
Vallisneria Americana


Canvasbacks, Red heads, Blue bills, Mallards and may other wild ducks, darken the sky in the fall over the wild celery beds.  But many of the vast Wild Celery beds of former years have disappeared because pollution, weed killing sprays, storm drainage and other causes have destroyed thousands of acres of natural duck food.

You will find no better way to increase your enjoyment during the hunting season than by planting Wild Celery.  Hundreds  of wild ducks can be attracted to local waters with the established wild celery beds.

Wild Celery is a submerging aquatic plant that does not grow out of the water. It only grows to the water surface and the ducks and geese will dive down to get at the tubers (or bulbs) of the plant. It also produces a seed in the fall of the year that the ducks will feed on. All parts of the plant are eaten by Wild Ducks, but the tender winter buds and rootstock are relished most. Once Wild Celery is established in your waters it will grow there permanent

Being a submergent the Celery needs to be planted where there will be at least 18 inches of water at all times. It will tolerate water that is 3 feet deep, if the water is very clear. The sunlight needs to filter down to the tubers in the Spring to germinate them. A suggestion is to lower a white Styrofoam cup into the water. If you can still see the cup when on the bottom, the sunlight will get to the tubers.

We will send along some cheese cloth bags for planting the tubers. Place 5 tubers, along with some mud or stones, that will make the bags heavy enough to stay on the bottom. The bags can be buried in the soil or take a stick and push part of the bag in the soil to make it stationary. Be careful not to break off the sprouts on the tubers, as they will no re-sprout if broken off.

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