How to Regrow Celery from Food Scraps in 5 Simple Steps

"Think twice before tossing the base end of your celery stalk. With this trick, you can cultivate new growth in less than two weeks."

If you think you’ve used up all the celery you can by the time you reach the bottom of the stalk, think again. Instead of tossing it in your kitchen counter compost bin, save the base and learn how to regrow celery right in your windowsill. Talk about repurposing.

Videos on how to regrow celery have been going viral on Instagram and TikTok. The reason for that is simple: It’s incredibly easy and requires nothing but water, a cup, and a bit of patience. In a one video, Jessie Jacobson of @growwithjessie explained how to go about it in five simple steps.

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Not only does learning how to regrow celery at home keep food waste out of landfills, but it also saves you money. Instead of running to the grocery store, you’ll have a mini supply at home. If you learn how to regrow romaine lettuce and green onions from food scraps too, your windowsill garden will be even more impressive!

Ready to see how to regrow celery for yourself? Here’s everything you need to know, straight from a pro.

How to Regrow Celery in 5 Simple Steps

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1. Start by cutting the bottom of your celery to reveal the core. The base should be 2 to 3 inches tall.

2. Fill a container with water—any cup or mug will do. Fill it halfway with water so it doesn’t overflow when you put the celery inside.

3. Place your celery base in the water. Be sure the larger part showing the core is at the top.

4. Place the celery in a windowsill or anywhere it can get a good amount of sunlight during the day. 

5. Now it’s time to wait for growth. First, you’ll see a small bud shooting out of the center of the base. Then, in a matter of days, the slender stalks will start popping out.

See? Growing your own food can be easy and fun.


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Think twice before tossing the base end of your celery stalk. With this trick, you can cultivate new growth in less than two weeks.

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