Update: If you’re interested in also regrowing green onions, I’ve added a post about how we did it. Click here to see how!
Not too long ago after posting photos of our celery seedlings, a conversation was struck about growing celery.
A friend online told me of how I could grow celery from the stump of the discarded bottoms.
Intrigued by the amazing possibilities, I researched some links she gave me and last week started our own celery.
The photo to the left I took today. Its one week old and look at all that celery growing up.
I left my celery bottoms a little longer than others that are regrowing celery, and next I’ll be experimenting with shorter bottoms.
Half of the base is submerged in water, and when the celery has roots, you can plant it out in the garden.
How cool is that…right?!
Over this last week, the celery hasn’t been in direct sunlight, but instead just sat in the window.
I have two more packs of celery that I’ll be rooting also. If you’d like to try growing celery, I suggest you buy organic celery. Conventional grown celery has an insane amount of chemicals and pesticides in it.
Here are are a few more photos from the bottoms, and hopefully you’ll be able to see some of the new roots forming.
Too cool! Celery is not my favorite veggie, but we’re growing some for the first time and might sell some at our new farmstand. Will definitely try this method!
Celery is indispensable in our house. All our homemade stock soups are made with celery as part of the ingredients.
I love celery and buy quite a lot so I’m definitely going to give it a try. This is pretty cool! Hopefully the celery won’t realize that it is growing in Canada in the middle of the winter 😆
Let us know how yours turned out. The biggest thing we learned about regrowing celery was to change the water every other day, because if the water goes cloudy or yellow, the celery will start to rot and die.
Thanks for the tip on changing the water!
This is so cool, we started today and I am hoping for the best (espcially in our lovely (!!) Michigan climate, which can’t decide whether it is mid winter or spring or something else!!!
no more buying of celery seedling for me .that is soooo……… cool
I tried this a few months ago and the little stalks started to grow but then the whole thing died. I planted it directly into soil before the roots were developed maybe I’ll try to root it first then plant it… Thanks for the refresher.
Can the celery be transplanted and grown in a pot?
Yes, once the roots are established on the celery, it can be grown in a pot.
I have been growing onions (green onions) like this and also Romaine lettuce. I started about a week ago and change the water every day. I have well water. I have little onion tops growing and the center of the Romaine lettuce is growing as well. This is so cool. What a way to reproduce something that we would normally toss out! I have visions of having several of these growing in my window at a time and never having to buy any of these again.
Let me know how it goes! We have well water here and it doesn’t affect any of our plants, crops or animals. 🙂
Awesome! I am so giggly excited to get started!!
how do you know when theirs enough roots to plant it in the soil?
As the celery grows lots of stalks, it will also grow more roots. You can keep the celery in the container of fresh water (change water daily), and the celery will continue to grow. I would say that as soon as there lots roots about an inch or more on bottom, you could plant it.
thanks! tried it once before a few years ago but I think I planted it to early.
You’re welcome 🙂
I did this and planted it in the garde I got a tall single stalk no bunch what did I do wrong
I would really like to try this and have Pinit green onions and Celery. Is there anything else I can try please!