Monday, April 22, 2013

Celebrate Earth Day: Grow Your Own Celery with Celery Scraps

It's Earth Day! Let's grow celery using kitchen scraps!

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.

The Method
  1. Get your mitts on a celery stalk stub.
  2. Set the stub in a dish of water, with the bottom of the stub pointing downwards. Let it sit for 24-48 hours.
  3. Transfer the stub to a pot with soil and/or compost.
  4. Water well for the first week.
  5. 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]

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