Propagating Celery On Your Windowsill

Title Text: Shelter in the Greatest Place laid over a photo of diy celery propagation on the windowsill at home.

1. Cut off the end of the celery: about 2 inches off the root end. 

Celery on cutting board with root cut off

Keep those fresh stalks in a glass or jar of water, cut side down, and place in the refrigerator like fresh-cut flowers. They will stay fresh and crisp for 1-2 weeks.

Celery stalks in a glass of water in a fridge

2. Place the root end in a shallow bowl or ramekin of water and place on a windowsill that gets a fair amount of sunlight.

Celery root in a tin

3. Watch it grow! After a few days, you’ll start seeing small stems emerging from the center.

Celery root growing roots

4. After 4 weeks, those stems will turn into leafy stalks and you can start breaking
away the old stalks from the root end.

Celery leafy tops

5. After 3 months, the renewed root base is ready to be replanted.

Celery plant with a lot of roots

6. Replant in soil.

Celery plants in soil


Other vegetables and herbs you can propagate on your windowsill using the same process above:

  • Mint
  • Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes
  • Lettuces
  • Fennel
  • Onions
  • Green Onions/Scallions
  • Leeks
  • Rutabaga
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Avocado
  • Bok choy


  • Megan @SB says...

    @Philina, you can take the pit of the avocado to grow the plant, similar to what we have shared above. It could 8-20 years for it to grow fruit, so it does require some patience before you will get a bite of that guacamole.

    On May 03, 2020
  • PHilina says...

    I’m going to give this a try! Do avocado seeds really grow well? Any suggestions?

    On April 30, 2020
  • Jacquelyn Nissim says...

    Great suggestion….I did not know so many plants could be propagated!

    On April 29, 2020

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