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First things first. I really don’t have a green thumb. Seriously. I’ve never actually gardened in my life until this year. Luckily for me (and you too maybe?) this is crazy, super simple easy to do. So crazy, super simple easy that the kids could even do it as a school project or something. Really. It’s easy. It’s also good for your budget (Six Dollar Family) too! There are tons of foods that can be re-grown from their scraps. Celery, onions, pineapple, potatoes, and even sweet potatoes! You could save hundreds per year off of your grocery budget just by re-growing your foods!
Celery grows pretty quickly from what I’ve seen which means that it’s a great one to start with. You’ll literally be able to see results in just a couple of days! Ready to learn how to regrow celery from scraps? Let’s go!
When your done with the celery (or in my case, when it the stalks have gone bad b/c you haven’t used them), cut off the base of the stalks leaving 3-4 inches. You’ll be left with what is basically a celery puck. Don’t cut off the brown root end. That’s bad. Your celery won’t grow if you do that.
Fill a mason jar or whatever you happen to have lying around with a bit of water. You don’t need a lot…I got carried away with the water. It’s a problem. I’m actively working on it. Anyhow, drop your celery puck into the water. First you’ll want to drop it cut side down, but you only want to let it soak a few minutes. After you’ve soaked it, flip it root side down (aka that brown end cap thingy that I told you not to cut off). Put your container in a safe place where it will get plenty of sun and leave it be.
After a few days (I think this was day 3? Maybe day 4), check your container! You should have the beginnings of a celery stalk! Yay for you! Let it continue to grow for a few more days this way.
After a few more days you should have a pretty hardy start to a few stalks, pull your celery puck out of the water and “plant” it into some organic potting soil (I use THIS soil). Keep it watered and watch it grow, grow grow! When it’s ready to eat, pull from your soil and rinse! Ta da! 🙂