l-r: celery after about 10 days; celery after about 5 days, Romaine after about 3 days
We had finished a bunch of celery, and instead of tossing the "butt" into the compost bin, the Debster put it in a glass coffee mug with some water, and sat it in the kitchen window.
It started growing almost immediately. After about ten days, it is about eight inches tall with a full root system!
We started another, and after just a few days it is already about 3 inches tall.
So, just for giggles, we tried it with the butt end of a bunch of Romaine lettuce. It worked! In fact, it is growing faster than the celery.
These will be going into the garden in the next day or so.
How about that. Free vegetables!
(The kitchen window gets very little sun; if it was a south-facing window that actually got real sun, they would probably have done much better. Perhaps we need to set up a small area with a grow-light on some sort of timer? Hmmm ... something to think about.)
Ron & the Debster