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How to Grow Celery in Water Experiment

Did you know you can regrow celery? Unlike most vegetables that need a seed to grow, you can work on growing celery in water from what is leftover from the celery stalk. If you are exploring plants in your kindergarten science you will love this simple, but fascinating celery experiment. Toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students can easily learn how to grow celery in water.

Did you know you can regrow celery? Unlike most vegetables that need a seed to grow, you can work on growing celery in water from what is leftover from the celery stalk. If you are exploring plants in your kindergarten science you will love this simple, but fascinating celery experiment. Toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students can easily learn how to grow celery in water. 

Celery Experiment

As you explore seeds,flowers, and plants with your young child it is good to give them a variety of experiences with different ways plants grow. If you’ve already grown a bean seed or pea seed with your child so they see how plants grow from a seed, it’s time to branch out to a different way plants can grow – cuttings. In this celery experiment you will show preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students how to grow celery in water from part of a celery stalk.  This makes a fun spring science idea for children. THIs spring science experiments is simple, quick, and easy to add to your plants theme!

How to grow celery in water

How to grow celery in water

This experiment is truly very simple which makes it ideal for busy families, homeschoolers, and classroom teachers too. All you need are a few simple materials you probabaly already have in your kitchen.

Supplies:

  • sliced 3″ bottom of celery stalk (cut off this unused part for this experiment)
  • toothpicks
  • shallow dish with water
  • sunny windowsill for the celery to grow

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Regrowing celery

Instead of wasting the bottom of the celery stalk we are going to regrow more celery in this plant experiment. Start by cutting your celery stalk down to just the bottom 2-3″.  Use the top part for food as you usually wood.

Regrowing celery

Insert about 3 tooth picks around the bottom edge of the celery stalk to hold the celery.

Place the celery disk in a shallow dish of water so the bottom only is in the water. 

Place the celery disk in a shallow dish of water so the bottom only is in the water.

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How to Regrow Celery

The celery will start to have small leaves emerge from the center top, regrowing celery. This is also a great earth day activity to show kids how we can recycle plant scraps into growing new food or into a compost pile to make nutrients for future plants too!

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Growing celery in water

Keep the celery in a sunny spot with access to water. When the plant start to develop lots of roots, in about 20 days, you can transplant it into a pot or garden. There should be no risk of frost when you plant it. Celery needs lots of water to become big and crunchy so if you decide to grow the celery completely you may want to mulch and make sure it gets lots of water. It will take about 5 months to grow into a full head of celery. So although it is fun to see it completely regrow, the initial regrowth is really all your kiddos will be patient enough to see.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites www.123homeschool4me.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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