Regrowing Vegetables – Easy Gardening! Spring onions and celery from root ends

Root end of celery in a shallow bowl of water on windowsill

I have been regrowing vegetables like celery and spring onions and I am so pleased with the results so far. This is a fun way to do some easy gardening and definitely suitable for a beginner! All you need is cut root ends of the vegetables – the bits that end up in the bin anyway.

poster showing 2 images of celery cut to root end and spring onions cut to root ends with the text saying how to regrow vegetables fun and easy

How to regrow celery

  • Cut all the sticks of the celery stalk. I cut them so that I was left with a level surface in the top.
  • I then placed this celery root end in a small container of water.
  • A week later there were green leaves growing from the centre of the celery and a tiny root, as you can see in the picture below.
Root end of celery in a shallow bowl of water on windowsill
Green leaves growing from the centre!
  • Another week later, and I can see that there are roots sprouting!
hand holding cut celery root end which has roots growing
Roots emerging from the celery!

How to regrow spring onions

  • Cut the white root ends off from the spring onions.
  • Plant them in some compost in a flower pot or container. I have planted them straight into a planter in my greenhouse this autumn.
  • Water them in. Then water them as required as they grow.

spring onion root ends on compost with a trowel next to it
root ends of spring onions planted in a planter are being watered with a watering can

  • A few weeks later you will have them growing beautifully again as you can see in the picture below.
Green Spring onions growing in a wooden planter
Spring onions regrowing successfully

You may like to read the full post on how I planted these cut ends of spring onions in November.

Benefits of regrowing celery and spring onions

I can name 3 advantages of regrowing these vegetables.

  1. It is a lot of fun – A great way to way to grow with children or even find the inner child in you!
  2. Growing new plants from parts of the vegetables that will otherwise be thrown away.
  3. I have found that spring onions grown from root ends are ready to harvest after only a few weeks. Those that I have grown from seed, are still very little (on the right in the picture above).
Packet of spring onion seeds called White Lisbon variety from Thompson and Morgan
Spring onion seeds that I planted

Are you tempted to give this a try?

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