Hydroponic Celery

This is a great fun project for kids.

Celery is a versatile vegetable; you can put it in salads, soups, stews or do what I like to do, add a little salt in the hollow, then crunch away as a nice snack.

I love celery!!

As kids we use to fight over who got the celery heart because that was the best part. Well! Not really fight, I would just cut it in half and share it with my sister. You get the idea though how good we thought it was and also good for you too.

Hydroponic celery

Hydroponic CeleryIf you have children and you are looking for a fun and easy project that they can do with a celery heart here’s what you can do. Oh… celery heart that’s the bottom part where all the stalks are joined together.

Cut the celery at about an inch to an inch and a half from the bottom. Find a small container or dish like I did,  put the celery heart in the dish root side down of course and add about half inch of water.

Put this on a window ledge or in a well light area and in a few days , you will see it start to grow. See the picture to the right, mine is about a week old. Change the water every few days and before long you have free celery. Now you have a basic hydroponic system.

Celery grows tall so at some point you will have to put it in a larger bowl or add it to your Hydroponic garden.

Young children love to see things grow, it helps them realize that it doesn’t all happen at the grocery store. I hope you enjoy this little project.

Leave a comment if you have done this, I love to hear the results you got.

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