Learn Growing Celery in Water in easy steps and have a fresh and regular supply of this Mediterranean herb in soups.
Growing Celery in Water is fun, and you can enjoy a fresh harvest at home without the need to buy it from a grocery store ever again!
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How to Grow Celery at Home
Things You’ll Need:
- Fresh Water
- Fresh Celery
- Small Pot
1. Cut off the Ends
Take a sharp knife and cut the bottom of the celery about 2 inches from the base. Consume the stalks and use the base for planting.
Tip: Always use a fresh celery base and not a stored one for planting.
2. Place in the Pot filled with the Water
Now, take a small shallow glass bowl filled with an inch or two of water and put a celery base in it. Keep this container in a bright area away from direct sunlight.
3. Keep an Eye on the Growth
Change the water every 3-5 days. The celery will begin to sprout in a couple of days, and within a week, you may see small leaves and stalks with tiny roots emerging on the base.
A Few Tips
- Fertilize your celery in water with a pinch of balanced fertilizer.
- You can also feed it with organic worm casting tea or aquarium water.
Optional – Plant the Base in a Pot
If you want to have a big celery plant, transfer water-grown celery into the soil. For doing this, take a small pot filled with a potting mix.
- Cover the drainage holes of the pot with a coffee filter or paper towel, so the soil doesn’t come out.
- Fill the pot with a potting mix about 2 inches below the edge of the container. Optionally, add slow-release fertilizer according to the direction on the label.
- Moisten the soil with water and place the sprouted celery base on the top of the soil. Add more soil so it encircles the celery base.
- Place the container in the partial or filtered sun in the beginning.
- Keep the soil moist.
- Once the plant emerges and establishes itself, you can start keeping it in full to part sun.
I am a novice and am so interested in growing my own beggies.
I am trying celery today.
I STARTED PLANTING 2 CELERY STOCKS CUTTING A INCH OR SO FROM BOTTOM. I STUCK IN WATER AND NOW HAVE ROOTS IN BOTH! NOW LOOKING TO SEE WHAT TO DO WITH THEM NOW! THANKS
Linda, I continued to grow mine in water; this is my first time. I was so surprised when I saw some black little swimmers in the water. My plants in a clear vase. I don’t know what to do; the “swimmers” get bigger daily; today they look like small tadpoles. I kind of want to watch them until I have to throw them out. There are about 50 “whatevers” in there! Let me know how you do!
If anyone else has had that experience, please let me know.
Awesome. A few questions…,
How long does it take to complete the growth cycle?
Was the bunch in the photo grown in water?
How much bigger does a plant grown in soil differ from one grown in water?