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Is it alive?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Skittlebisquit, Jan 2, 2021.

Will the celery stub grow into a big plant?

This poll will close on Sep 29, 2023 at 3:06 PM.
  1. Not likely, it will rot at the bottom

    57.1%
  2. Not unless you feed it

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  3. Thats just not right, throw it away you wierdo

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  4. Of course it will grow

    28.6%
  5. Yes it will grow like jack and the beanstalk

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  6. You should name it Hermoine

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  1. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Hope is faith rewarded in advance

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    This is a picture of the stub of a bunch of celery from the grocery store. This is the part left over after I ate all the celery. I noticed that there seemed to be little leaves inside of the stalks that were all folded up really really tight, so I put it in a glass with some water.

    There are more leaves now then there were before. But no roots. The celery clump is sitting in some sugar water inside a wine glass placed where it gets light. It's been in the 20210102_120246.jpg wine glass for about a week.
    I love working with plants they really cheer me up. Doing silly stuff like this makes me happy. But what will happen to the little celery bunch. Is it really alive? Will it grow up to be a big celery plant some day? Will it eventually grow roots?
    I believe in second chances. I also like to be practical. I think that it will live for a while and then wither away. What do you think?
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  2. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Hope is faith rewarded in advance

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    K thats super hard to see. Crazy flashlight deployed in 4...3...2...
     
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    Thinx Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I know they'll suck up red ink. It's a biology experiment they gave us 50 years ago...
     
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  4. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Hope is faith rewarded in advance

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    I remember the food coloring experiment it turned blue 20210102_121042.jpg
     
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    20 Vegetables You Can Re-Grow From Scraps
    Theoretically, you can regrow many plants from scraps.

    I have two turnip tops growing leaves.
    It has always been fun to grow carrot tops in a jar lid full
    of water.
     
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    dragonfire42 Perpetual outsider

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    I don’t know for sure, but I would guess it’s akin to a cut-off flower stem, it perked up in the water and will stay that way for a while but will not re-grow a whole plant.
     
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    Not sure about celery, but mint will grow roots in a glass of water. Limp celery stiffens up in water.
     
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    The article tree posted says celery will regrow.
    I always liked the potato and sweet potato in a jar of water.
    Makes a nice window sill house plant.

    Keep us informed on the celery. I love gardening also.
    Curious on this one.

    @Skittlebisquit I really like your geometrics and the black feather w/candle.
    Do I see a rock there too?
    Looks like my decor.
     
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    I am no expert at all. If you can grow celery from stalks, that's new to me! Keep us updated.

    Here is what I know, however, from experience:

    To root celery, you usually need the root end of the celery plant. Cut off all the stalks, leaving 2 inches of stalks on the celery end. stick it in a small amount of water for a week or two. It will begin rooting at this time. Celery is a cool season crop that also grows well in summer, but needs full shade.

    I know a friend who uses rooting hormone to "clone" vegetables. He dips a lettuce leaf, celery stalk, etc, in the hormone (which you can buy from some garden stores or online) and soaks it in water. The piece of the plant then grows roots, which he then plants. It's really weird and cool.
     
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    Yup! Like I said, you use the root end of the stalk. But putting the individual stalks in the water is a good way to grow them temporarilly. The celery doesn't know it was sliced, so it will just continue growing until it runs out of nutrients. Maybe put a tsp of sugar and a few tiny grains of salt into the water so it has nutrients?
     
  12. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Hope is faith rewarded in advance

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    Thank you i will post more pics someday
     
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    Skittlebisquit Hope is faith rewarded in advance

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    Update:
    It is still alive, at least still green on top. Some of the leaves rotted at the water line and got snippered off with snippers.
    I will post fresh pics for comparison on valentag. No roots visible yet, but some rather bumpety types of bumps, or perhaps indications of where bumps might be bumpificational, not sure. Some sugar in the water, dk amount didnt measure(coffee stirring spoon used) no salt added, too chicken(bok bok bok)
    No chickens were harmed to make this post
     
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    Skittlebisquit Hope is faith rewarded in advance

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    Looks like the start of the experiment was christmas 2020
     
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    put it in soil now.
     
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    Skittlebisquit Hope is faith rewarded in advance

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    Im waiting for valenstag to plant it, besides its cold and dark an probably snowing here. Tomorrow i will take more pics and post the planting of Hermoine
     
  17. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Hope is faith rewarded in advance

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    Here is hermoine at 8 weeks
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    According to the really neat link posted above it is ready to plant
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    No obvious roots forming, alot of rotting veg around base removed. Water becomes cloudy over night