How To Grow Celery

Photographer: Wendy Spickerman
United States
August 13, 2016 9:22am CST
This little trick I'm about to show you works with so many things. Are you tired of prices going up every time you go to the local grocery store? It seems to be never ending. That's why I grow as much of my own food as possible. Supplies Needed - Small Glass Container - Pebbles - Water - Sun - Your Starter Piece If you've used all the celery you can from the last bunch you bought from the store, cut off the bottom and watch it grow. Fill the glass container with pebbles, place the bottom of your celery on top of the pebbles and add water. Add just enough water to barely touch the bottom of your celery stub. Place it in the sun and add water as needed, every two to three days. Soon you'll see new growth sprout up from the middle. I've just started a new batch myself.
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Aug 16
This is a good idea that will come in handy in helping to save some cash.
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• United States
13 Aug 16
These days we could all use some extra cash left in our pockets. You can even use the seeds from tomatoes in the store. I buy what is called tomatoes off the vine. clean the seed quickly and just drop it in some dirt. Keep the soil moist and within a week it's popped up. Sometimes within 3 days.
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@Tiah101 (211)
14 Aug 16
@waflay (1756)..and especially in the region where celery is rare and quite expensive.
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Aug 16
@WendySpickerman Doing some farming really helps one to save some cash and I know there is no turning back on this because there are some gains in all this.
@paigea (22193)
• Canada
13 Aug 16
I did do that before. I didn't have the pebbles. That might make it last longer.
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@Corbin5 (105967)
• United States
13 Aug 16
I want to try this too!!! Fun to watch it grow!
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• United States
13 Aug 16
Yes, my youngest daughter would sit and watch the stuff grow.
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@Corbin5 (105967)
• United States
14 Aug 16
@louievill (18640)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
I'm gonna try this one, do you think it would work as well for let's say onions or garlic? I would love to grow my own food if only i can
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• United States
13 Aug 16
I've never tried garlic. but I have grown chives and those really thick big onions that grow nice and tall.
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@amadeo (65626)
• United States
13 Aug 16
Interesting there.Thank you for the information
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@rebelann (41188)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Aug 16
So you have access to organic foods, that's wonderful. Many of the non organic produce we see in groceries were treated with root inhibitors so they cannot take root. Those oversized AG conglomerates are greedy and want us to be dependent on their products.
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• United States
13 Aug 16
I use just regular food. I don't buy organic. You're just buying brand with that. I've never had a problem going regular grocery stock.
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@rebelann (41188)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Aug 16
I've had no luck getting ordinary produce to sprout but when it's labeled organic I have no problem at all @WendySpickerman maybe it's the region I live in, most of our produce is shipped from other regions because here in the desert some produce won't grow well on the scale we'd need to fill the groceries.
@sharon6345 (125322)
• United States
13 Aug 16
That is how I am growing my lettuce right now. What else do you grow like that.
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• Bethlehem, Israel
14 Aug 16
Does it taste the same?
@responsiveme (16034)
• India
14 Aug 16
that sounds interesting. We don't get celery here though I used to do a similar thing with spinach leaves, plant the roots back in the ground and get some more leaves.
@rina110383 (24135)
14 Aug 16
This is something I can do even without a garden.
• United States
14 Aug 16
what they don't tell ya's how long't takes fer such to produce, lol. same with lettuce, onions 'n many others. yer gonna need to continue to rely'n the store fer some months 'fore ya get 'nough regrown to make a dent :) jest ask me how i know, lol.
@Tiah101 (211)
14 Aug 16
Informative...I have been throwing them away.Thanks for sharing out.Am watching mine grow soon.
@Jessicalynnt (47854)
• Centralia, Missouri
13 Aug 16
this work with other veggies. cant stand celery myself
@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
13 Aug 16
I shall have to give this a try
@1creekgirl (10311)
• United States
13 Aug 16
That's really cool! I want to try that. Are there other foods we can grow like that?