Cheer Up Your Winter Window

Just a reminder to cheer up your kitchen window in this wintry weather by growing celery hearts in a glass. I submitted this tip a couple of winters ago and a month or so later, Susan showed us a pretty photo of one that she grew.

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Just cut off an inch or two of the celery heel, stick a few toothpicks in it, and place it over a glass of water, with the heel just touching the water. Change the water when it gets cloudy. It will sprout hearts in about a week. And your kitchen will feel a little like spring.

By Jantoo from Kenosha, WI

Editor's Note: Here is a link to that original article:

Windowsill Celery Hearts
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January 29, 20090 found this helpful

I so love this idea and how wonderful of Susan to have tried it and posted a photo of it after your initial submission!

This is definitely the time of year to be cheered up and will be lining my kitchen window with them :-)

Out of curiosity, how long do they last for our enjoyment? Have you experimented with potting them in dirt come Springtime?

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January 29, 20090 found this helpful

Growing the celery is for looks but also for food. Just break a little off when cooking or in a tossed salad. Thanks for this idea. Brilliant.

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January 30, 20090 found this helpful

This is great. I do this with potatoes and carrots, very pretty.

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January 30, 20090 found this helpful

Can you then plant it and grow it to eat? If so, how do you go about doing it?

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February 1, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks for posting this I am going to try it.

Liz

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February 1, 20090 found this helpful

I really like Susan's photo. She obviously had a really green thumb.

I haven't tried planting these in dirt. They grow hair-like roots that trail into the water, so I guess you could plant them. Eventually the heel of the celery gets used up as food for the plant, of course, and when that happened, I harvested the stalks one last time and then composted what was left.

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