Re-growing your own celery

I had not considered this before, but may try this option soon before fall sets in.

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If you would like to try growing celery, here is a clever start.

Re-Growing Celery

Post by community member: 

Did you know that you can grow another complete celery stalk from the bottom piece that you cut off and throw away? This is new to me, too, but I have been doing it this year and it works! I use a lot of celery when cooking and I hope to save quite a bit by re-growing it throughout the spring and summer.


When I bring the celery home, I cut the end off first then put the rest into the refrigerator.


I usually set the bottom piece on a saucer of warm water overnight to get it started. Also, because I am usually busy cooking and working in the kitchen when I do this and don’t have time to plant it right away, I think this gives it a head start.


When I have time, I will take that piece and plant it just like it is, in the vegetable garden with the stalk side up. Just dig a small hole, fill it with water and set the end in the hole, then cover it up with an inch or so of soil. Water thoroughly.

This is one planted about three days ago.


This one was planted about 10 days ago.


It will grow a brand new top to be cut and used. After re-growing celery, you can cut and plant the bottom again for more new growth from the top.

I plan to start planting my cut celery bottoms in small pots or trays late next winter so that I have a few dozen to plant out into the vegetable garden in May. I wonder if I can grow it in a sunny window all winter!

Once you have it growing, you can cut it off on an “as needed” basis and just keep it regrowing in the garden or pot.

I may never need to buy celery again!

 

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Cooking and Growing Cilantro

Hey everyone! Just wanted to write something about what has been growing over here at Herbs Corner 🙂

First off, we planted a batch of cilantro in our planter by the house and as you can see they’re growing quite nicely. Even with all the rain, they still held up nicely and are now nice and green. This is our second time growing it but we are having fun!

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As that faithful army of cilantro grows, we are still watching for the other batch that is already planted in our wild edibles area.

However, the already sprouted cilantro is making numerous appearances in our soups, salads, sides and main dishes. Great recipes include: Wild prickly lettuce with dandelion petals and cilantro, potato soup(the cilantro makes it taste fresh), Spanish rice and our favorite, carne asada. When researching cilantro recipes, we realized that not only the leaves are good, the stems are full of flavor. (click on carne asada and potato soup for recipes)

Also, we were happy to learn that cilantro and its seed, coriander, has many benefits as well as being so tasty. Some of them are:

Cleansing of heavy metals and toxins
Rich in vitamins and minerals
Anti-inflammatory
Lower blood sugar and cholesterol

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Yum!

 

by Sarah.A