Regrowing Celery

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I found this absolutely fascinating! I read somewhere that it was possible to regrow celery from an old celery stalk so I finally decided to give it a try. It is a long process but just knowing it works was so exciting. It took about a month to get the celery to grow this tall and all I did was keep it in water that I changed every two days. Keep in mind though that I kept this on my kitchen countertop on the side of a north window so it didn’t get much sunlight.

 

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The first step was cutting off the old bunch of celery that had gone bad. Mine was really yucky and there was no way I was going to save it for eating. You can see the first new growth starting in the center.

 

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Next the leaves started to form from the center.

 

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One root popped out of the bottom.

 

Now I have a stalk, more leaves and multiple roots.

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It will be another 3 weeks before we are safe from

frost in our area and we can plant our garden. If my new celery

growth continues to grow I will plant it in the garden

just to see if I can harvest my new celery.

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54 Comments »

  1. This I see fascinating. I can’t believe I never knew this. Thank you so much for posting this. Might try it just to see if I can. My problem that I have growing things in the house is city water. I do let it sit for a day or so to try to get the chemicals out of it. Does seem to help.

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  2. I remember when my son was in 1st grade. He put a celery stalk in a cup of water. Then added a little red food coloring. It was interesting to see just how the red water went up the stalk feeding it. Thanks for the memories!

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  3. I am all got growing things but seems lately, I have a black thumb ( as opposed to green one) I killed a cactus for crying out loud. ONe a happy note, my attempt at murdering a newly sprouted avocado plant failed, and that lil’ guy just reached 12″ in height. πŸ™‚

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  4. I’ve tried once, grew for couple of weeks but then the root get rotten 😦 I guess i gave it too much water and never plant it on the ground. I hope yours got more luck πŸ™‚

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