Last week I showed you how to re-grow green onion / scallions from grocery store leftovers. Did you know that you can regrow celery the same way? Now if only I could figure out how to regrow a chicken from the leftovers!
It’s a pretty easy project that will only take a few minutes and will a lot of fun for kids to watch as the celery grows.
You’re supposed to pull off the outer layer of stalks but I forgot to do that part..
Place in a bowl of water in a sunnyish place. Leave it alone for the most part, topping off the water or even changing the water out whenever it starts to look a bit murky.
You can see why you’re supposed to take off the outer stalks. They tend to get a little dried out and gross. Once you’ve reached about day 7 growth or so you can go ahead and plant the little guy in a small pot. A leftover coffee can is perfect. Keep it watered and eventually you’ll be able to just cut off the stalks as you need them. A bit like a continuous celery farm for your kitchen. Or your child could use it for a school project. Keep in mind I took these photos round about 6am so some of them are a bit blurry.
Pot a few of these in your kitchen window and you’ll have a lovely celery row ‘ripe for the picking”!
Next week I’ll show you how to grow lovely cucumbers with only a square foot of soil and two seeds.
What is YOUR favorite indoor ‘edible’?