Today, I needed a birthday gift for a friend of mine. I wanted it to be fun and unique but also fit her lifestyle and morals, of course. Soo, I made this little planter of celery!
I have been having too much fun with things that would otherwise be thrown away and spray paint. I turned a large tomato can into this fun little planter by popping a few holes in the bottom and hitting it with the ol' spray paint! Then tying a little ribbon on for added flair.
Then, to top it off, I have tried the craze I have seen everywhere on pinterest of growing celery from the discarded cut off bottom part thingy. (There is likely a real name for it, but heck if I know it.) I LOVE this craze. I go through quite a bit of celery, and I always buy the organic kind, one because I prefer that and 2 because I know I will soon be growing a little plant of my own.
If you have not yet seen it, it is great. Cut on the bottom of the celery, set it in a dish of water for a couple weeks (changing and adding water as needed) and viola! Roots start to grow and from the center you start to get a great little celery plant! Then once it gets to about this point...
I stick it in it's own little pot and watch it grow. In a couple more weeks, I should be able to even harvest a few (all be it, small) stalks if I so desire! For a great walk through, check out this blog post over at 17 Apart.
And like I said, I think it makes an awesome gift.
So go have fun growing little celery plants!