Growing celery from the base (root) is a simple and economical way to enjoy this crisp vegetable without seeds or seedlings. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you unlock the secret of growing celery from the root for a quick harvest:

Materials Needed:

  • Celery bunch with roots attached
  • Clean container or jar
  • Water
  • Potting soil
  • Larger container or garden bed (for transplanting)


  1. Purchase Celery Bunch:
    • Buy a bunch of celery from the grocery store or farmer’s market. Look for celery with the roots still attached.
  2. Prepare Celery for Planting:
    • Cut the celery stalks off about 2 inches above the base. Use the celery stalks for cooking, leaving the base with roots intact.
  3. Place in Water:
    • Place the celery base (with roots) in a clean container or jar. Add enough water to submerge the roots, but not the celery base. Position the container in a location with indirect sunlight.
  4. Change Water Regularly:
    • Change the water every few days to keep it fresh. This helps prevent the growth of mold or bacteria.
  5. Wait for Growth:
    • After a week or two, you should start seeing new growth in the form of leaves emerging from the center of the celery base.