Saturday, July 28, 2012
A few months back I read an article about re-growing celery you buy at the supermarket. It seemed easy so I thought I’d give it a try. Why not, I would just throw the end of it away anyway.
The cut end is typical, about 2 inches long. Just put it in a bowel with plain water and leave it in he window.
After about 2 weeks it’s alive and growing.
After 4 weeks roots appear.
As soon as the roots appeared I planted it in a pot.
After another 3 weeks it was transplanted in the flower bed. Here its about 8 inches tall and doing well.
Shortly after finishing my bucket garden project with the irrigation system I transplanted into a bucket. It’s about 10-11 inches tall. Also I tied the stalks together to keep them from spreading out. Celery normally is hilled like potatoes with only the leaves above ground. I'm hoping I can get away with just keeping the stalks tied together
This summer is hot and normally the months of July and August I don’t plant in the garden because the sun is so intense vegetables do very poorly. But the celery has been doing so well maybe it will survive.
I’ll keep updating until it turns into a salad!