.... 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.