When we think of growing plants, we start with a seed. That’s the foundation for growth. From a seed, we get our plants, harvest them, and bring them to the kitchen. What if that process could be reversed? What if we could grow a vegetable from something already in the kitchen? This was proposed to me by a friend. I was skeptical, but intrigued. After all, it works for potatoes, shallots, etc. I’m not the first to try this….but I just had to see for myself. So the experiment began: growing celery in the garden from the celery in my refrigerator. Conclusion: it works! Here’s how to do it yourself.
1. Take a store bought celery and cut off the end.
2. Place the end in a pool of water for about 24 hours.
3. Bury the celery in the ground. I didn’t have an exact depth so I put it
about 1 ½” to 2” below the surface so that animals wouldn’t dig it up.
4. Two weeks later, here’s the growth! A new celery plant has begun!