OK I heard on another forum once that you can cut off the base of celery from the grocery store and plant it and it will grow.
Figured it is just waste so why not give it a try. I took the base cut off about 1/2 " thick from the bottom of store bought celery plant. I planted it in the clay/mud at the edge of my pond..
for a long time nothing..literally nothing..but it was really cold at night.
well about a week ago there was little green sprouts coming from that spot and even with heavy frosts (24 degrees) every night that last week it didn't freeze (maybe it's proximity to the pond?) and it is growing nicely.
Hey, it is worth it if you can get waste to grow you a new plant..I'm going to put another one in this week...as I had another bunch of celery in the frig.
Bloom where you are planted.
Me too! Isn't that cool? I just found out about that and planted one, it sprouted so now I have planted a second one. Don't have anything eating size yet but I'm hoping. It will also be interesting to see what it tastes like compared to the same plant that was grown in artificial conditions.
Location: Wellington, New Zealand. Temperate, coastal, sandy, windy,
posted 7 years ago
The subject line of this thread sounded rather dodgy I don't know whether I'm relieved or disappointed...
I gave up on 'normal' celery in my dry, sandy soil; picking celery's great and it reseeds like mad.
Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
Location: Midlands, South Carolina Zone 7b/8a
posted 7 years ago
HA HA Ha ha!! My usually twisted brain hadn't even gone there yet! Thanks for getting me back on track
I've been helping it along for a bit, by putting it in a bowl of water for two weeks before planting. New green stalks within a few days from the heart of the plant. The outer cut stalks dry out. Then you can plant it outside.
I've done the same with carrottops... they sprout, flower, and next year... free carrots...
I accidentally found out you can do the same with some types of lettuce, the ones that leave a core stem afterwards. I threw that core in the worm bin, and a few day later, it had sprouted new leaves!! Also, garlic is another one that you can "reuse".