Thursday, July 5, 2012

Regrowing Celery

You can regrow your celery! It's easy, fast, and oh, so cheap. This is our happy little celery plant this morning, sitting in the sun. Here's a quick step-by-step on how to make this happen.

First, start with the base of your celery, leaving about two inches of stalks from the base. The base of the plant is where your roots spring from. Find a glass container (this is a votive holder) small enough to fit the whole base in snuggly. The glass will hold the celery up, suspended in the water you will put in, like so:
3rd day in water
Celery is a thirsty plant. Make sure there's enough water in the jar each day. This is the process to start the plant rooting, which will take about 7 to 10 days.

This is 7 days later, and the roots can be seen coming down from the base.

Hubby waited four more days to make sure the roots were formed enough to plant.

Being satisfied with the healthy roots, it was time to plant this little experiment. The plant was put in a pot, hoping to keep the celery growing, cutting as we needed. And hopefully, it will keep growing through the cold season. Wouldn't that be nice?
freshly potted
Now the plant will get the needed nutrients to grow tall and strong. We are anxiously waiting for a stalk to get tall enough to see how it tastes! I'm really curious about that! This seemed to be a great way to get the stalk or two we need for certain dishes when there's only two people to feed. I'll be doing a follow-up post after harvest, so stay tuned to this channel.

Here is a healthy, happy celery regrow.

Happy Planting!


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