January 4, 2013
My celery plant is now about a foot high and wide. The stalks are thin and still short with abundant leaves nourishing the plant. It began with a celery “end” buried in soil which is much faster than growing from seed. Read about the humble beginnings (and the how-to) on my first post on Cut and Come Again Celery.
Celery is a vegetable to buy organic. It is number 2 on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list. Described as “highly contaminated,” celery tested positive for 57 different pesticides. Another good reason to try cutting celery if you use it frequently.
Read how a USDA Zone 6 gardener treats cutting celery as a permanent edible in her garden, bringing it through the winter for abundant spring harvests.
As I was preparing to use celery this week, I was astonished by the beauty of something so simple–patterns in nature.
With immense delight I found this image–more patterns. The photographer, Judy Knesel entitled it Pattern and Colours. Read more about her image at Pockets1.