free pdf the art of fire*
Permies likes plants and the farmer likes having my way with celery permies
  Search | Permaculture Wiki | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies | World Domination!
Register / Login
permies » forums » growies » plants
Bookmark "having my way with celery" Watch "having my way with celery" New topic
Author

having my way with celery

Brenda Groth
volunteer

Joined: Feb 01, 2009
Posts: 4433
Location: North Central Michigan
    
    9
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.


Brenda

Bloom where you are planted.
http://restfultrailsfoodforestgarden.blogspot.com/
Jeanine Gurley
steward

Joined: May 23, 2011
Posts: 1392
Location: Midlands, South Carolina Zone 7b/8a
    
  10
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.


1. my projects
Leila Rich
steward

Joined: May 24, 2010
Posts: 3982
Location: Wellington, New Zealand. Temperate, coastal, sandy, windy,
    
  84
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
steward

Joined: May 23, 2011
Posts: 1392
Location: Midlands, South Carolina Zone 7b/8a
    
  10
HA HA Ha ha!! My usually twisted brain hadn't even gone there yet! Thanks for getting me back on track
Jordan Lowery
volunteer

Joined: Sep 26, 2009
Posts: 1528
Location: zone 7
    
  11
i do the same thing with onions and leeks.


The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. - Masanobu Fukuoka
John Polk
steward

Joined: Feb 20, 2011
Posts: 6676
Location: Currently in Seattle. Probably moving 1 hour north by end of the year.
    
139
(If you live in a suitable climate) pineapple is the same way. After you cut off the top to eat the pineapple, stick the top into soil to regenerate a new plant. Isn't Mother Nature nice?

Brenda Groth
volunteer

Joined: Feb 01, 2009
Posts: 4433
Location: North Central Michigan
    
    9
don't you just love garbage !!
Kat deZwart


Joined: Aug 13, 2011
Posts: 103
Location: Limburg, Netherlands, sandy loam
    
    1
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...
Rob Meyer


Joined: Nov 14, 2011
Posts: 103
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".
Travis Philp
volunteer

Joined: Dec 28, 2009
Posts: 951
Location: ZONE 5a Lindsay Ontario Canada
    
    8
Here's a thread on the subject you may want to check out Vegetables you Can Eat and Replant


http://www.greenshireecofarms.com
Zone 5a in Central Ontario, Canada
Kat deZwart


Joined: Aug 13, 2011
Posts: 103
Location: Limburg, Netherlands, sandy loam
    
    1
Thnx Travis!
Brenda Groth
volunteer

Joined: Feb 01, 2009
Posts: 4433
Location: North Central Michigan
    
    9
now that you mention it ..it was that thread that got me thinking about the celery and sweet potatoes in the first place..thanks Travis.
 
 
subject: having my way with celery
 
cast iron skillet 49er

more from paul wheaton's glorious empire of web junk: cast iron skillet diatomaceous earth sepp holzer raised garden beds raising chickens lawn care flea control missoula electric heaters permaculture videos permaculture books