How To Regrow Celery
You’ve seen it on a ton of websites, but can celery really be regrown in the kitchen?
I took it upon myself to see if this was even remotely possible.
(I’m all in when it comes to saving money and playing dirt!)
Steps To ReGrow Celery
First, I chopped the celery at the base; a clean cut removing all of the stalks from the thickest part of the stem. (I was actually very doubtful this would work because the celery had been in the fridge for three weeks and the base was turning really deep brown and starting to smell.)
Regardless, I placed what was left of the base in a small dish of lukewarm water, allowing enough water in the bowl to cover the base halfway up.
Leaving it on the kitchen counter, I remained hopeful that it could be done and went about my normal life, being careful not to bother it too much and to periodically check on the water level, adding more water if it was necessary.
After 1 Week:
I noticed the center of the stem was sprouting new leaves, and had transformed from a dark yellow to a vibrant green.
After 2 Weeks:
The inside stalks grew taller and the outside of the stem base started to brown.
After 4 Weeks:
After 5 Weeks:
Growing really took off and leaves were now growing as thick as the stems were growing tall! To give it an extra boost, I added a little bit of organic vegetable fertilizer just to watch is transform into 6″ tall stalks practically overnight.
Celery can grow back quickly and easily, even after you’ve left it in the fridge to die a slow, cold death.
The stalks that re-grow themselves are tall and slender (much thinner than the thick stalks from the original celery from the store) but if you grow a few of these babies at the same time, you can use a stalk from each and have yourself an endless amount of celery.
Keep your celery well watered in the soil and let it bask in the warm glow of the sun on a windowsill or in your garden.
Grow on, be adventurous! Regrow your chives and green onions, too!