Celery How to grow, store and freeze
Celery is one of those vegetables that you often have too much of or not enough of. Learn how to grow, store and freeze so you always have just the right amount on hand.
Celery makes a great healthy snack. It’s used in soups, salads and lots of other healthy recipes. It is a must for chicken salad!
Even with all the options I often find times that I don’t have any or I am throwing leftover in the compost bin.
So here is what I have found to be the best solution
Grow celery starting with scraps from supermarket celery
Learn how to grow celery from supermarket scraps is quicker and easier than from seed.
I started growing mine by rooting the end of a bunch that I bought at the market.
Simply cut the bottom 2 inches off and place it in about 1 inch of water. Keep the celery in a sunny spot
After about 2 weeks you will see roots. Plant in rich potting soil when the roots get an inch long.
Celery likes it a bit cool with full or partial sun. If it gets to warm it will get bitter and bolt.
It will be ready to to pick in about 120 days.
Stagger planting is the best way to keep a steady supply
I figured out how much celery I use in typical month. I then start that many plants every 30 days
For me it is two plants. They are easy to grow, don’t take much space and give me a continuous supply of fresh celery.
How to store celery fresh in the refrigerator
The best way to store celery is in the refrigerator wrapped in foil.
It will stay fresh and crispy for up to 3 to 4 weeks
How to freeze celery
If you do find yourself with an abundance of celery that you don’t need within a few days you can freeze it for later use in things like soups and stews.
Cut the it into small pieces.
Put the cut pieces into boiling water for about a minute.
Then place the pieces into a bowl of ice water for a minute
Take the it out and dry off excess water
separate the it into useful amounts for recipes. Place in freezer bags and put them in the freezer. They will keep for several months.
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