Post last updated: October 10th, 2018
Here and there, I have read what you can do with celery after it loses its oomph. For instance, one source said you could cut the stalk down to a three inch nub and use the cut end as a rubber stamp. Well now, I have been a rubber stamping enthusiast for 22 years and while I own a rubber stamp or two (understatement of the year, bwahahahahaha), I did not have a stamp resembling the flowery image a celery nub produces.
Before I got around to a lunatic session of stamping the night away with my old celery stalks, I read of another idea. I could, again, reduce the celery to a three inch nub and plant it to grow more celery. This sounded less plausible than the rubber stamp so, of course, it had to be tested right away. I pulled a less-than-prime hunk of celery from the ‘fridge, lopped it off, took the loppings to my composter, and then plopped the nub in the garden.
In the department of Won’t Wonders Never Cease, I went out to the garden after two days of rain and was amazed to find new growth: