C is for Celery

21914_celeryIt’s March! Which is usually a time for celebration for Plants On Deck, but The Winter That Won’t End means that instead of running outside to plant leftover radish seeds, on the off-chance that they’ll work, we’re scrambling around the house, looking for more windowsill gardening projects. (Mission accomplished, btw, more on that later.)

Success: Peashoots
Fail: Radishes & Carrots (Too lazy to post progress, but in a nutshell: too gloomy, too tired of clutter to set up grow lights, too cheap to keep the house above 59 degrees for any length of time.)

So far so good: Celery

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Celery Flats

growing celery indoorsIf memory serves, POD’s not-too-distant relatives toiled in southwest Michigan’s celery flats. Fast forward a few generations, travel several hundred miles to the east, bunker in for yet another nippy weekend and growing celery indoors doesn’t sound like such a bad idea. growing celery indoorsThis Pennsport gardener and her trusty knife-wielding sidekick hacked off the end of a nice fresh bunch and stuck it in a bowl of warm water. With any luck, fresh shoots and roots will emerge in a week or so.