Friday, March 23, 2012

With Gertrude as my witness....

.... I shall never buy celery again.

Well, I probably will, but only because what's in my garden won't be ready for harvesting.

My cousin's wife posted a little tidbitty thing on Pinterest about what to do with that part of the celery that very conveniently holds the stalks together:  stick it in the dirt, and then stand back.

Henry, the chief gardener around here, said, NAH -- it'll never work.

So I handed him that bit of the celery and encouraged him as gently as I could to HUMOR ME.

Whaddya know?   See that green stuff there on the right?  That was from the doohicky celery thing after less than a week.  The white thing on the left is another celery doohicky thing that he put stuck in the dirt just a day or so ago - and it's already sprouting.

For sure and certain, we may never achieve usable stalks like what you get in the produce section, but I'm going to keep you posted.


  1. Awesome! I look forward to how it grows. :-)

  2. I am going to do this whether it produces stalks - edible or not. I will feel like I am accomplishing something in the gardening arena - which is pretty stale right now.

    Read The American Duchess at your recommenation - well worth the read! Thanks.

    Just out of hospital after gallbladder fiasco - no reading for me til pain pills are a thing of the past.
    ~Mad(elyn) in Alabama