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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

ReGrow CeleryFirst, 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.

ReGrow Celery 2


After 2 Weeks:

The inside stalks grew taller and the outside of the stem base started to brown.


After 4 Weeks:

I placed the celery in a pot and covered the base with organic soil (I recommend FoxFarm) and gave it a little bit of water. I also added my used coffee grounds to fertilize it a bit.


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 Growing In Planter

 

The Conclusion:

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.

If you want organic produce, remember to use organic potting soil and organic fertilizer specially formulated for vegetables.

Grow on, be adventurous! Regrow your chives and green onions, too!

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Stacey Troilo
An avid equestrian, cyclist and mounted archer, Stacey is an experienced branding and social engagement consultant for small to mid-sized businesses. Her passion for homeopathy and emergency preparedness has been showcased around the web.