Recycled Celery

Celery

Hello, 2015, and hello winter! The garden is cleared out, the compost tumbler is in hibernation mode, and everything outside is “battened-down” for the next few cold months ahead. Time to grow some green indoors. I plan on planting a few herbs on my window sill next week (parsley, cilantro, and maybe some basil) and since I was done with a bunch of celery in the fridge, I did this little project again this afternoon. Did you know you can put the end of your celery bunch in water to use as a fun houseplant? Just place your celery end so it is just touching the surface of the water in a jar or container. Within a day or two, you will start seeing growth at the center of the celery bunch! So fun. Depending on the size of your container, you might need toothpicks to help keep your celery end from slipping in.

Recycle your celery!

Here’s one I rooted previously, a few days into its growth.

I’ll be keeping my recycled celery in water and use it solely for winter-time decoration this time around. However, you could plant it in fertile soil and add it right to your garden! Read more about it at HuffPost Taste, Garden Swag, and 17 Apart.

How about you? Will you be growing any herbs or veggies indoors this winter?

Vacation Thyme

It’s been a little quiet here at Clover and Thyme for the past week or so…our family is vacationing at the Jersey Shore, enjoying the start of summer with a healthy dose of sun, surf and sand. You know it’s been a relaxing vacation when you lose track of what time of day it is, and your June magazine issues have the scratchy sound of sand stuck between the pages.

I’ll be back to posting come Monday, I’ll most certainly have a big garden update to share along with photos from our time here at the shore.

Dear 16 Year Old Me…

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Please take a moment to watch this video. It’s powerful stuff. My mom has had skin cancer twice on her face. I have many of the risk factors, so I see my dermatologist a least once a year for a full body check. If you have any risk factors for skin cancer, get a check up! Soon.

  • A lighter natural skin color.
  • Family history of skin cancer.
  • A personal history of skin cancer.
  • Exposure to the sun through work and play.
  • A history of sunburns early in life.
  • A history of indoor tanning.
  • Skin that burns, freckles, reddens easily, or becomes painful in the sun.
  • Blue or green eyes.
  • Blond or red hair.
  • Certain types and a large number of moles.

Dear 16 Year Old Me