Monday, 20 February 2012

I Want To Be In The Garden!

Right about this time of year, I get desperate to start planting things.  I miss dirt under my fingernails and checking every hour to see if any little sprouts have popped up in the garden.  I know I'm more than a month away from any of that, so I was looking around for something to plant indoors.  It was that or get a puppy.  Can we say cabin fever?

I saw this cool idea from Chickens In The Road about regrowing celery.  Click on the title of that blog for full instructions.  Basically, it boiled down to cutting the bottom off a bunch of celery and putting it in a dish with a couple of inches of water.  After a day or so, you plant it in a pot or the garden.  

I got busy after I did the water part and forgot to transplant it.  Then, the cat drank the water and I figured it was time to give it a decent burial in the composter.  When I looked closely, I saw this. ~

Another few days and I had this! ~

It's growing!  There are the cutest little celery stalks showing already.  Tomorrow I'll pot it up and we'll see what happens.

It's so wonderful to see that little bit of life popping up and it looks right at home beside the parsley and rosemary that have wintered indoors.  ~

How's that for getting mileage out of your grocery dollar?  Hmmm - what else can I do this with?  I read somewhere that you can do the same thing with the roots on green onions.  I think I'll give it a try!

Have a day full of happy surprises!

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