To my surprise the celery plants that I started from seed did beautifully in the garden this year and I dehydrated a bunch for winter soups. The flavor is so very much better than store bought celery. The texture is tougher so I like to use it in recipes more than I like eating it raw.
Quite often though, recipes call for fresh chopped celery. Celery almost tops the Dirty Dozen list for the most pesticide-ridden crop and organic celery is crazy expensive. Then I read a blog about a woman who started growing celery plants from the bottoms of old celery and I figured that since my celery already has a great root system, why don't I try repotting it and growing it indoors?
Yesterday I dug up four celery plants (I had to clean off a bunch of outer stalks as the frost had got to them) and planted it in a pretty pot.
|Oops, ignore the ugly price sticker!|
I think it makes a pretty nice looking "house plant." We'll see if it grows!
I have more celery plants in the garden. Give me a call if you would like to come and dig up a plant to pot (hurry though, the frost/snow may kill it pretty fast).