I enjoy doing a little gardening. I’m even expanding a bit this year and have added some new raised bed gardens. It can be a pain trying to figure out what to grow and where to grow it so I try to keep it as simple as possible.
I do ask my kids if they’d like anything added. My daughter requested celery as she’s going through a little bit of a taste expansion and health kick. In looking up the growing requirements for celery I came across that you can regrow celery and other plants from the stump/end of the stem. simply place the last couple inches in water and watch the magic happen.
I had some celery in the crisper that was a little too floppy for eating, so I gave it a try. This weekend I was pleased to see the plants really start to take off. Once the plant is a few inches high it can be transplanted into a garden space. I’ll likely do this, but am also interested in growing these purely hydroponically. The hydroponic approach would allow for year-round indoor growth, however, I’m not sure exactly how much mileage you can get out of one plant.//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US&adInstanceId=9f9045cf-d2d9-48fb-b3f3-09b6f075d911
Other plants you can readily do this with include:
- Romaine lettuce
- Green onions
- Potatoes (multiple varieties)
Here is an article outlining how to grow your own celery and an article on the other listed plants.
While true sustainability would still take quite the effort, I like that I can turn what would usually be garbage or compost into more food.