I stumbled across a tip for growing celery that sparked my interest a few weeks ago.
The tip said you could stick your scrap celery stalk in some soil and grow more celery.
So I decided to conduct my own experiment to see if it would actually work, and so far....SUCCESS.
I am growing celery from kitchen scraps. BOOM.
- Get your mitts on a celery stalk stub.
- Set the stub in a dish of water, with the bottom of the stub pointing downwards. Let it sit for 24-48 hours.
- Transfer the stub to a pot with soil and/or compost.
- Water well for the first week.
- Water routinely. Watch your celery grow.
Here's mine, so far!
|Grow celery from a celery stalk stub. Photo by Marie Flanagan.|
I also read that you can do similar plantings with ginger root, garlic, sweet potatoes, and green onions, but I haven't tried those yet.
[where: Sustainable Food, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, Minnesota]