Thursday, July 31, 2014

How to Re-Grow Celery

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.

Cut off the bottom of the celery

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.

Day 2

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Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 18

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’?

~Lisa

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    1. You should! It's such a fun project and even if you don't eat it later it's a pretty houseplant! Who Knew?!

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