Posted by Tim Vidra / November 8, 2012
Celery Update: Time for a Trim
It's been a couple months since we'd updated the progress of our celery plant. Since re-growing this plant from a chopped off base of celery about 9 months ago, we've really enjoyed watching the plant grow and evolve. The stalks continue to thicken and shoot up from the center and we've been able to chop off stalks here and there as needed to use in recipes like soups or as flavoring in other dishes.
We've been keeping the planter in our kitchen windowsill and just let it do its thing with small daily waterings. But a couple weird things were beginning to happen, like these white leaves:
...And just some general bushiness that we knew we probably wouldn't use for cooking.
So we decided it was time for a trim:
All the excess growth we trimmed off found a new home in our compost bin to help new plants grow this coming spring when we get planting again.
In a matter of days after trimming back all the stalks this weekend, new leaves and growth have already continued to push their way up through the center of this little celery plant that could:
It's pretty amazing. We are almost 9 months into this project and couldn't have imagined we'd still be going so strong!
Crazy, right? Have you tried this celery growing project yet? We'd love to know how your plants are doing at this point. Have you been growing any other types vegetables from kitchen scraps? We're hoping to try a pineapple at some point.