Remember how I dug up some celery a few months ago in Celery As A Houseplant? I enjoyed using the leaves for cooking but never got true stalks. Boy those celery leaves tasted great in our Thanksgiving stuffing though.
Then one day I noticed that there were little white somethings all over the celery. Eewww. Then, I looked at the soil and there were little maggoty looking things crawling around! Well, that was the end of that! I didn't take time to identify what they were. I grabbed that plant and rushed it right out to our below freezing garage. Next stop - the compost heap.
When I dug the celery from the garden and it obviously had some "hitchhikers" come along in the soil. It was a good experiment, but maybe next year I will really try growing celery as a houseplant in sterilized organic potting soil.
If you're interested in growing celery, I used organic "Tango"seeds from Johnny's Seeds.