Here is an addition to the apartment prepping that I have done. I want to show you how I am growing celery indoors, on my window sill in a planter. I have grown celery in water before and it grows just fine. This time I have placed a lot of celery in this planter box.
The planter box has a wood sub layer that I placed at the bottom about 2 inches high. On top of that I have placed about an inch of compost out of a pile in my back yard. On top of that, I added about 3 inches of organic nutrient rich soil from fertile forest soil (otherwise known as humus).
I actually bought organic celery from the grocery store on clearance, so much cheaper than buying plants. I then cut all but the lower 3 inches (the base) of the celery stalk into the planter box. You can also do celery in straight water about an inch or two high and it will grow. This is my little test to see if I can get the celery to grow faster by adding more nutrients than just tap water.
If you look close, the left one is the one I already started in water, but the other six, I just started from the fridge yesterday and they are already starting shoots!
Last year I placed celery stalks in cups with water and we got at least one regrowth that I know of. It may have been two. We finally, after it giving us some use, threw it out into compost, because the base was getting a little soggy. Hopefully the dirt will do better.
I can get seven celery plants into a 8×24 inch planter, which is not as wide as most windows, so always remember that there are many things that can be grown indoors. Herbs are always good, and… celery.
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