I have come across yet another item that can be bought from the grocery store, used and the regrown. Brilliant right!?!
I am in love with the idea of regrowing my groceries. It saves a little money but more importantly, it feels less wasteful. I have been using the same green onions I bought over two years ago.
Yes, they are still alive and delicious. And when you consider that $1 worth of green onions has lasted me two years, that is an awesome deal. AND I always have some on hand!
A couple years ago I started growing romaine lettuce from my leftovers too. It is a little trickier than celery and green onions but it still really cool. By the time I started to regrow celery, I had a kitchen full of my growing experiments.
Steps to regrow celery at home from the leftover stump
- Buy some celery from the grocery store and use the stalks as you need them (organic works really well but I have had success with both)
- Save the white stump one you have used the stalks
- Slice off a very thin layer at the bottom of the stump so it can absorb water more easily
- Place into a bowl with no more than a half inch of water. You want the stalk to be able to absorb the water but no high enough to get in between the stalks and cause it to go mushy.
- Change the water out every day. After a couple of days you will begin to see little roots growing and soon after you will see little green leaves growing out the middle
- Use only what you need and allow the rest of the plant to keep growing
- You can continue to grow in water or transfer to soil after a couple of weeks when the roots are established
I plan to plant each of my new celery stalks as they really get growing. It’s a bit like cheating in my garden but this way I will have celery ready to go super early in the season. From then on, I will remove only the stalks I need and from the outside and it will continue to grow the rest of the season!
You can also grow celery in a container in the kitchen really easily! I hope you enjoyed this tip!