At least I know why our locals don't grow celery....it takes forever...and Aldi has it for 49 cents on occasion.
Things I freeze: Lemon slices, garlic, chopped celery, chicken soup and of course....sauce made with my homegrown tomatoes. I'm good till Spring!!
Would you please let me know how that celery works out after you transplant it? I have grown it for a little while in water, but it never seems to survive long after transplant.