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.


Other plants you can readily do this with include:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Cabbage
  • Green onions
  • Potatoes (multiple varieties)
  • Ginger
  • Pineapples

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.