Friday, May 11, 2012

Grow your own Celery and Romaine





So on Pinterest I have seen a couple of times how to grow your own celery after you have used it.  I had to try it...

how to regrow your celery and romane from the store,

Low and behold it works like a champ!  I am super excited! I have not tried to plant it outside but it does great in this pot right next to my sliding glass door.  Lots of light, water every other day-ish, and very little attention, and dun du na na...  

Heres how I did it:

Cut the celery off the base...

set in a bowl of warm water for at least overnight.  I actually left it in there for about a week.  (I may or may not have gotten side tracked for a few days, whatever)


Plant it in the dirt...

 wait, and wait, and wait...









But it will all be worth it, you will soon see little sprouts coming up through the middle of the stalk.






I got a little excited at this point...






 

So then I started to wonder, 
And now look at it.

Getting big.  This took about 6 weeks.


what else can I re-grow from the grocery store?  I started with Romaine and look...
 It grew....



More...

And finally, Yeah!  I m so excited...

I now have 4 little romaine plants in this pot (along with a pineapple plant, outcome yet to be seen on that.)  But Yeah!  I love my little celery and romaine.



FYI:
The romaine grows much, MUCH faster than the celery, probably twice as fast.  After about 36 hours in the warm water for the romaine you will start to see little sprouts out of the center of the plant.


So there it is.  Your very own celery and romaine plants.  I am going to try and transplant a couple outside later this year.  I would like to keep a couple indoors to see if I can just keep them in the garden window over the sink throughout the summer then into the winter.

What do you think, will it work?  Has anyone ever tired it?

2 comments:

  1. Well, let me tell you a little story… As much as I love to craft and sew and bake, a gardener I am not. I would love to be, but, alas, I have a bit of a black thumb. I wrote this post in hopes that I would be able to keep up on watering and care of such an easy plant. (And as you can see I did for about 6 weeks.) Unfortunately shortly thereafter I did not attend to the plants as well as I have hoped!

    I was able to trim the plants and get some celery and letus out of them after about 10 weeks. I was even able to make a salad and enjoy the fruits of my labor.

    I am what you would call a under waterer, over waterer. I will forget about plants for like a month then think I can make up for it and water the crap out of them for a week. Then forget again. (It's a vicious cycle it tell ya'.)

    I do believe these are very easy plants to grow, I did them in my garden this year and they were fantastic (but I have a sprinkler system). I had a TON, way more than I could eat, of lets and celery. I was giving it away like candy (And I live in a difficult growing climate)!

    I would like to try this experiment in my house again, but maybe my husband can care for the indoor plants this time.

    Are you going to try it?

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