food for free–regrow celery from the scraps

Celery grown from scrapsLast week I shared a recipe for celery soup that was very inexpensive, especially with celery in season and on sale.

But the savings don’t stop there.

You can regrow your own celery easily and for free.

Just need one stalk for a soup or stew base?

Once your celery has grown, you can harvest a stem or two as needed from a pot or from your garden.

Gardening and growing your own food doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

While buying punnets of seedlings is still cheaper than buying the same amount of produce, you can also plant your garden for free.

One way to do this is to regrow vegetables from scraps.

Of course, you could compost the scraps or turn them into stock, both of which reduces waste, but I love how this adds a new dimension to the common saying:

refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, regrow!

how to grow celery from the scrap end

Growing your own celery from scraps is really easy and doesn’t take any time at all.

Here’s how:

1. Place a freshly cut celery end, bottom down, in a saucer or bowl of water. Place the saucer in a warm spot on the kitchen bench. Change the water every couple of days when it gets a but yucky. You might also like to spray the centre with a little water to keep it moist, but I didn’t bother.

2. Once your celery has sprouted, plant it in a pot or in the garden. Celery is a hungry plant, so put in a bit of compost in or some slow release fertiliser. Mulch to keep the ground moist. It might need a feed every now and then.

3. Water it regularly – it’s also a thirsty plant.

4. As it grows, you might like to tie the stalks lightly to help them grow upwards. Or not. Harvest as needed.

food for free celery from scraps

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3 Responses to “food for free–regrow celery from the scraps”
  1. Jenize says:

    Ive had good sucess with this with bok choy and pak choy etc, the celery is a little slower but Im in a cold climate here in Tas. It goes best when you cut them off as you buy them too, the fresher the better

  2. Jill Wilson says:

    I’ve grown spring onions like this too, chop tops of and plant the bulbs, they grow again.

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