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having my way with celery

 
Brenda Groth
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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
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HA HA Ha ha!! My usually twisted brain hadn't even gone there yet! Thanks for getting me back on track
 
Jordan Lowery
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i do the same thing with onions and leeks.
 
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(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
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don't you just love garbage !!
 
Kat deZwart
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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
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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
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Here's a thread on the subject you may want to check out Vegetables you Can Eat and Replant
 
Kat deZwart
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Thnx Travis!
 
Brenda Groth
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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.
 
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