This simple indoor vegetable growing idea will yield you crunchy, crispy celery a vegetable with plenty of health benefits. Celery is known to contain useful phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins. In addition to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients celery also contains pectin-based polysaccharides that may help provide the stomach with special benefits. Celery is a healthy and convenient on-the-go snack that can also be used in soups, stocks, stews and favourite stir-fry recipes and salad recipes. Planting vegetables indoors is easy to do this way, and basically, all you have to do is give it some water regularly. You can use reuse a charming tin can like the one in the photos, or you can buy a new planter. You can even just put it in a jar or glass of water and keep it growing from there too.
To start this easy to grow vegetable project for growing celery you chop the celery stalks from the base of the celery and then use the stalks as you normally would. Then instead of throwing away the celery base, you rinse it off and place it in a small saucer or a bowl of some lukewarm water on or close to a sunny window sill. You will want to have the base side down of the celery and the cut stalks facing upright. Then all you do is wait to grow your food. After about a week the surrounding celery stalks will begin to dry out significantly, but you will see tiny little yellow leaves from the center of the celery base begin to thicken, grow up and out from the center, and then turn dark green. The celery growth is slow, but you will see that it is easy to grow vegetables and grow your food.
Once the celery stalk has established roots, you can then transfer the plant into the soil in a container of your choosing. Just make sure that whatever container you use has holes in the bottom of it for drainage. If there isn't enough drainage this could cause the roots of the plant to rot which can attract pests and cause the plant to die. Water the celery plant a bit every day and keep it in a sunny window, maybe even right in your kitchen where you can monitor its growth. Then, when you see that enough of a stalk has formed on the plant, you can then cut it off and eat it.
You could also transplant this celery plant in your outdoor garden if you have one too. There are also other plants that you can replant from your kitchen scraps to save money and to make the most of your vegetables. You can do the same thing with romaine lettuce as you did with the celery. Just chop off the leaves of the romaine lettuce as you normally would and then you will take the bottom of the bunch and stick it in a glass or jar of water and place it in the sunshine. Chives and green onions also grow back the same way as the celery and romaine lettuce does. So try out some of these easy indoor gardening ideas and make good use of vegetables you already have at home.
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