Learning how to grow celery from the stems is one of my favorite tips for reducing food waste. Not only can I make better use of what I could have composted (or thrown in the stockpot), but I can make more food just by watering it down!
Celery likes it cold, and the best temperatures for growing celery are 15°C-22°C (59°F-71°F). Because celery is a fertile vegetable, there is no interruption of follow-up fertilizer in addition to the basic fertilizer.
Celery is a shallow-rooted vegetable. When growing celery indoors, care should be taken to select well ventilated and well-drained soil for cultivation. So how to grow celery indoors? Here are the steps for growing celery indoors.
HOW TO GROW CELERY IN WATER
Regenerating celery in water is a very simple process that will provide you with fresh food in a matter of weeks!
I love to grow celery from water residue because it’s practically free food! You will get more celery than if you just composted.
You will start to see new green growth within a day or so. This process is easy!
Around 15 days
-a whole piece of celery (not individual stems or “ribs”)
-Clear bowl or drinking water bottle (wide enough to hold the entire celery at the bottom and lay flat)
-Tap water or natural well water
-A sunny windowsill (or patio)
Steps for planting
CUT THE CELERY
Cut the whole celery so that there is at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) left at the end of the root.
PLACE THE CELERY STUMP IN THE WATER
Position the celery roots in a bowl or wide-mouth jar with the roots facing down. Add enough water to cover the end, but do not completely submerge the entire cut. At least some of it should be exposed.
Check the water level every few days. If the water level drops, add more water to make sure it doesn’t dry out. Change the water thoroughly about once a week to keep it fresh.
GIVE ENOUGH SUNLIGHT
Place the jar on a sunny windowsill or in indoor light. This is a perfect choice because it looks like a plain and beautiful flower and brings joy to your home!
After at least a few inches of new growth, it’s time to start harvesting. Simply cut off the new growth and receive as much or as little income as needed.
Note: New growth is likely to be leaving most of the time. Wait longer to see stem growth.
PLANTING IN SOIL (OPTIONAL)
You can also plant celery in the soil as soon as the roots appear. The soil will provide nutrients to the celery plant and help it continue to produce longer than just water.
This method works as long as you have the root end of a whole bunch of celery. Please note that technically the “stem” of celery is considered the whole bunch, but the stem is often referred to as a single piece of celery, so I don’t want you to get confused.
I don’t think it can be used with individual stems of celery (aka ribs), but not with a whole bunch of celery.
By growing celery that you get from the grocery store, you can essentially save 50% or more from your purchase! You should be able to pull at least a few stalks of celery from the stump, if not more!
Depending on how you choose to spread your celery, that fresh bunch from the grocery store could grow months of fresh celery!
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