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Cut and Come Again Celery Update

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.

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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. 

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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.

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As I was preparing to use celery this week, I was astonished by the beauty of something so simple–patterns in nature. 

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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.

Snow-drops

Another Persimmon Delight