A couple of months ago, I posted about an Herb that was Grown from Trash that generated a lot of interest. The experiment worked so well I still have fresh green onions I can use anytime.
One of the comments (thanks Alison!) mentioned it is possible to try this with celery. So I decided to try it the next time I had celery.
I used up the celery and only the stump was left. Usually I throw this out in the trash, but this time, I saved it. I did cut it straight across so all stems were even.
Here is a photo on Day 1.
See the side view here.
This is what it looked like on Day 10.
I planted the whole thing in a pot and it continues to grow. The growth is not as rapid as the first two weeks but it will eventually grow a whole new celery plant that I can use.
There are other things that will grow such as carrots and potatoes, however I believe they need a bit more room and some other steps to successfully grow and harvest. Jack who runs Suburban Survival Blog suggested you can grow garlic just as easily. (Note: Fall is the best time to grow garlic.) I have seen old garlic can grow green shoots that can be planted. This proves that even with no budget for gardening, you can grow a few things.