Windowsill Veggie Garden
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a blog post about growing celery by cutting off the end and placing it in water. We eat LOTS of celery here at the Rubin Rodeo so I thought I’d play around with it. Low and behold, it works!
It’s really simple, just cut the bottom 1-2 inches of the base of the celery into 1/2 inch of water. Within a few days, the center part will start to grow. Once it gets bigger with some visible small roots, just transplant it into some soil.
Here are some photos of my celery garden. While I was at it, I tried some other veggies as well. Bok choy did exceptionally well, I now have more than 6 little plants which I transplanted into an egg carton with some soil and worm poop, which is an excellent nutrient rich medium for growing plants.
I’ll be transferring many of these celery plants to the Mount Kisco Child Care Center where I am working as a consultant to their Feed Me Fresh food and garden program. The children there are also starting to compost kitchen scraps and leftover fruit and veggie peels from snack time. Very soon, they’ll be getting their very own worm bins too.