Who else tried the "re-grow celery" project?

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Who else tried the "re-grow celery" project?
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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 3:24pm

OK, most of what is on Facebook is BS and I know that, but when I saw the thing about re-growing celery, I bit.  I got  a nice little stalk of leaves right away, and should have used that for cooking (since the leaves are the best part), but I let it keep going.  It is too early to plant it outside and basically I got a rotted base in a bowl of nasty water that I threw out this week when it started to stink.  

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Did anyone else try it?  This is a shot after about a week.  

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Registered: 06-16-1998

I didn't see that on FB but I wouldn't have tried it anyway. I know that celery requires a lot of water so I don't grow it. Here in the Southwest we have to (or at least should) consider water requirements even in the veggie garden. Even root crops like beets and parsnips are iffy because they need a lot of water; in a wet winter its okay but in a dry winter like this year I'm not sure it was worth it. I might have paid as much for the water as I would have paid to buy those veggies at the store!

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Registered: 02-27-1999

As always we went from cold to hot in one day and if I had planted that celery outside in a pot it might have been OK.  Water is not an issue here, but extreme heat is, so fragile early spring plants like the celery, lettuce, broccoli, and sweet peas don't do well.  It is a cute project to play with though!

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