I have learned a lot over the last four weeks as I re-grew green onions, carrots, garlic and celery. I was so excited to regrow celery because the first three weeks were going amazingly well.
Growing celery is actually very simple! Once you have used the celery stalk, there’s no need to throw out the base of the celery. The stalks can actually regrow themselves once planted.
I followed all of the directions from the DIY blog, 17 Apart. I cleaned the cut celery and filled up a small glass cup halfway with water. I placed the celery base in the water and placed the glass on the windowsill. I then left the celery alone and changed the water every few days. I started seeing some beautiful progress after about one week of growth.
The sides of the celery started to get brown and that’s when I decided to plant it. Look at how awesome the stalks were starting to grow! I went ahead and planted the celery in a small pot and used an organic soil from the brand, Burpee. I am using this same soil with some of my other plants and they are growing so well! (Disclosure: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for Bold & Free to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.)
I planted the celery and started to get some great results. The stalks started growing a lot and I was so happy with the way it was growing. This was going to be one of my biggest successes with this project!
But, then I did something dumb. The leaves looked a little brown so I set the celery plant outside to get some sun for a few minutes. I accidentally left it outside for an entire day. It was 107 degrees that day! Oops! By the time I realized that I had left it outside, the celery was dead. I tried to recover it but after about a week, I lost hope!
I tried coaxing the celery to grow, giving it plenty of water and giving it positive affirmations but that did not work. I mean, I did leave it outside all day in 107 degrees so that was totally my error.
What have I learned? Well, I know that I am not a gardener and clearly don’t have a green thumb. But, I never gave up until absolutely necessary. I try as hard as I can for anything that I want in life.
I was able to grow two out of four plants so I’d say that is a win. I’ve learned that if you don’t succeed right away, just keep trying. Stay positive because if you keep trying, eventually you will win. This project taught me a lot about never giving up and trying new things. While I know that I may not have a green thumb, what I do have is resilience.
Next month, we are doing DIY beauty! I am so excited to try to make my own beauty products. Maybe I will have better success than this project.
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Be bold to live free, xo Aimée
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