Celery

Have you ever stuck a sweet potato in water and grown a vine? Or the seed from an avocado and grown a little tree? It turns out that you can re-grow several kinds of food.

Several weeks ago I bought celery. I thought I'd try to re-grow it, so I chopped off the ribs about an inch and a half from the bottom and used them as usual. I put the root end in a shallow bowl of water, and waited. And waited. And waited.

 
A week later I finally began seeing a little tiny bit of growth at the top, just a little "bump" in the center.
 
 
But I kept replenishing the water daily, and eventually the growth was more obvious.
 
 
 
Collins, our cat, is always fascinated by whatever I'm trying to photograph. You've seen him in previous photos, I'm sure.
 
 
After four weeks it looked like this:
 
 
The roots took much longer though. I probably should have skinned off the edge of the stalk where it had been cut in the field. Finally I could see a couple of tiny bumps along the edge where [I hoped] roots might be growing.

 
Before they were really visible though, THIS happened:

 
Hmmm. Obviously setting it in a shallow bowl of water for four weeks is too much water! I'll try it again, but I'll skin off the cut end to promote faster root growth, and I'll move it to a dish of soil before THAT happens again!
 
 
FAIL! At least this time...
 
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