It’s so easy to re-grow store purchased, organic celery. In fact, the re-grow aspect really helps offset the upfront expense of buying organic celery. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want to try this process, I very strongly recommend using only organic celery. Non-organic vegetable products can have certain issues, pesticides and re-growth inhibitors sprayed on them that would make them unable to re-grow.
There are already lots of in-depth articles and you-tube videos demonstrating the step by step process so I’m not going to turn this into a super long how-to post. Just do a quick internet search and you’ll have a ton of videos and detailed info at your fingertips. My post is meant simply to give a quick view and idea to those who’ve never done it and encourage all to give it a try.
Quick & dirty–how did I do it? I cut my celery so that you have about 3 inches or so of the bottom/root end of the celery heart in tact. Go ahead and use your cut/top pieces for whatever recipe or plan you had. We have recently been enjoying peanut butter celery sticks as a treat. Good gosh! We have had not enjoyed them in YEARS and they were so delicious! Next, use a knife and cut a very thin slice off the root end (like maybe 1/16th of an inch–and compost that sliver if you can). Now, put about 1.5 to 2 inches of tepid to luke warm water in a small dish big enough to hold your celery base. Place the celery base in the water with the root end down. Place the dish on a sunny window sill. In just a few days you should see little ruffles sprouting up from the center. Add water when needed and occasionally change your water to prevent slime from developing on the dish.
It’s so much fun to sew and grow! What do you have to lose (especially if you were going to throw out the bottom part anyway?!!) I hope you will give it a try.