You've probably heard that you can regrow vegetables, like celery, from the cut ends. If you are anything like I am, you have probably been a little doubtful. I've tried before and gave up after a few days. I decided to give it another try and document the progress so we can all see what really happens when you try to regrow celery from the ends.
I placed this end of celery in a saucer (um.. a jar cover counts as a saucer, right?) yesterday. At the moment it is just sitting in a small amount of water. According to the experts, the outer leaves of the celery will shrivel and new growth will appear in the center. What they don't tell you is that the tiny celery stalks that grow from the center will not provide you with a supply of fresh celery for your family. You will need to plant the new celery plant in the soil to grow celery.
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, you should start celery plants inside 8 to 10 weeks before it is time to plant them in the garden. Of course, that means it is way too early to start celery plants for the summer garden in Maine, but I'm thinking I can nurture this little plant in a pot under a grow light.
If you are interested to see how well the celery end really grows, subscribe to my blog feed or bookmark my site and watch for updates with photos of my celery plant.
Until Next Time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!
Find out how you can sponsor one blog post or the entire Garden Thyme Blog.