Last week I shared a recipe for celery soup that was very inexpensive, especially with celery in season and on sale.
But the savings don’t stop there.
You can regrow your own celery easily and for free.
Just need one stalk for a soup or stew base?
Once your celery has grown, you can harvest a stem or two as needed from a pot or from your garden.
Gardening and growing your own food doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
While buying punnets of seedlings is still cheaper than buying the same amount of produce, you can also plant your garden for free.
One way to do this is to regrow vegetables from scraps.
refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, regrow!
how to grow celery from the scrap end
Growing your own celery from scraps is really easy and doesn’t take any time at all.
1. Place a freshly cut celery end, bottom down, in a saucer or bowl of water. Place the saucer in a warm spot on the kitchen bench. Change the water every couple of days when it gets a but yucky. You might also like to spray the centre with a little water to keep it moist, but I didn’t bother.
2. Once your celery has sprouted, plant it in a pot or in the garden. Celery is a hungry plant, so put in a bit of compost in or some slow release fertiliser. Mulch to keep the ground moist. It might need a feed every now and then.
3. Water it regularly – it’s also a thirsty plant.
4. As it grows, you might like to tie the stalks lightly to help them grow upwards. Or not. Harvest as needed.
Melissa Goodwin is a writer and the creator of Frugal and Thriving who has a passion for living frugally and encouraging people to thrive on any budget. The blog is nine years old and is almost like her eldest baby. Prior to being a blogger and mum (but not a mummy blogger), she worked as an accountant doing other people’s budgets, books and tax.