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Friday, July 12, 2013

Grow Celery in your Kitchen!

I was reading the other day about rooting  celery and thought I would give it a try!   What do you have to lose?  It's the end that I normally throw away in the trash...and the kids (and grown ups) can have fun watching it grow!

Cut the top of your celery stalk off , put the bottom in a shallow bowl of water, wait about a week....and wa-la!   (celery ends also make a great rose stamp...can you see how it looks like a rose?  Just dip in paint and stamp away!)

See how it starts to sprout celery leaves!   When  it starts to rot around the stalk, it is time to plant it in some dirt.   I use half potting soil and half garden dirt as my potting mixture.

Celery leaves are wonderful chopped up in soup or stew...and I think it makes a beautiful kitchen plant!

Of course I had to add my little touches to it....a flower frog with a cute bird cage on it...and some moss over the dirt.

I also added a vintage stove pipe air flow control thingy!!!

I put it on a table with my gardening books....

in a sunny window!

While I had my dirt out, I needed to repot this dill plant

I selected a pretty pink ceramic pot.  My pot didn't have any drainage, so I added some pea gravel to the bottom before adding the dirt.

Now it's time to add some little touches....a bloom sign....and a sweet little figure on a flower frog.   I like to set accessories on a flower frog so they won't be sitting in the dirt!

I love my sweet little indoor garden!

til next time....


  1. How fun, this is amazing. I love it. Hugs, Marty

  2. Hi, thanks for sharing about the celery. I am going to try it, and I love it! I love how you decorated the pots, they are so cute.
    Julie from

  3. I love it! I have tried several times to grow celery and for some reason it always dies. Oh well. I'll just try again :)

  4. Love the fern like look to it. I can remember growing sweet potato vine in my kitchen years ago, too- xo Diana

  5. Good Morning Penny, Well I never, I did not realise that celery could be rooted this way. My husband loves celery, but I am not so keen, but I like the idea of growing the shoots and adding them to my cooking as the celery flavour will not be so strong.
    I am now going to the kitchen to cut the end off my celery and give this a go. Thank you for this fabulous tip.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Best Wishes

  6. That is amazing I'm going to try it!

  7. Oh wow....I had no idea you could do this!! I am starting right now! I am a new follower :)

  8. Wow what a great idea, I have recently researched celery and found that it has some great nutrition vitamin value such as vitamin C also contains nutrients to prevent ageing (I like that one), I will give it a try. Thanks for the tip!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your creative tip with Saturday Spotlight.
    Have a great weekend and hope to see you again soon!

    Angels Homestead

  10. I was just you paint most of your furniture, yourself and if so....what kinda paint do you use?
    Thank you so much!

    1. Yes, I do paint my own furniture! I like Lowes Valspar paint...I use the one that has both the paint and primer in it. Hugs, Penny

  11. I love your little pots! So sweet, and your decor is lovely! I have some celery rooting and some romaine as well. Be blessed! Linda

  12. What a terrific tip! I love the celery plant! Thanks for sharing I just planted my in the wáter to start with. I will let you know when the leaves start to come out! Big hugs,

  13. Your kitchen plants are amazing and you are incredible!!!

  14. Hey Penny! I can't wait to give this a try! Thanks for sharing this with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend! :)

    sue @

  15. Thank you so much for sharing this! I've been meaning to try growing my own celery from the bottom but kept putting it off thinking I was missing a step. Now I know what that step was, so thank you.
    PS - I love your little accents.

  16. Penny it's lovely,When my children were little,we used to grow carrot tops in a saucer of water on the window sill. They loved doing this. I did plant a celery root in the garden,which grew but then disappeared :)

  17. Penny, I've been having fun doing the same thing!! I've also rooted Romaine, red leaf and green leaf lettuces. Follow the same procedure...cut about the bottom one-inch and place in water. The containers from one of the popular Green yogurt are perfect! I've also rooted carrot tops, and Red and Green onions using the same process!

    Have a great day!

  18. Penny,
    How cute!! I know I would not be able to grow plants indoors because of lack of light from windows in my house....


  19. I love the idea of growing plants indoors! I've currently got some green onions going now I can grow the celery. new follower and i've pinned this to.

  20. This is quite lovely! Never knew you could do it!
    Thank you for linking up with Sunday View!


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