Regrowing Celery…I tried it, and it works! I shared a pic on the Facebook page and got a lot of questions, so I decided to do a quick post on it to share. Mine is already growing happily out in the raised bed, and I’m starting a couple more this week!
First of all, make sure to use Organic Celery. Celery is #2 on the Dirty Dozen List, which means it holds on to all of the nasty pesticides used in conventional farming. Organic is the only way to go with this veggie!
Simply cut off the celery stalks about 1 ½ inches from the bottom and place bottom piece in a glass of water that covers about half way up.
Then wait…it only takes a day or so to start seeing the new growth that comes up from the center. I’ve read two different ways to go forward. One said that I could simply soak overnight and then plant in the garden, and another said I should wait until I saw the new roots starting to appear. I decided to meet in the middle and let it soak for a few days. I didn’t yet see new roots, but the new growth was an inch or so tall. I went ahead and put it in my raised bed garden, because we’ve been having pretty warm weather down here. So far so good…it’s grown a couple of inches since I put it in!
What a simple, fun, and instantly gratifying way to grow your own food! Plus, the kids loved it and learned a lot. I can’t wait until I can pull it out of the garden and use it in our cooking and fresh juices!