Friday, January 4, 2013

Celery Fail

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.


  1. Well at least you tried! Too bad it didn't work out for you. Maybe next time!

  2. Thanks! I'll definitely try it again.

  3. You may not want to put this in your compost. The middle of the heap is usually warm enough for insect and diseases to survive . They can reinfect your new garden.

  4. Good point! I'm going to dump it on top of the pile and we're having well below freezing temperatures here so I think it'll be o.k.