Did you know that you can grow another complete celery stalk from the bottom piece that you cut off and throw away? This is new to me, too,
When you bring the celery home, you cut the end off first then put the rest into the refrigerator.
It is recommended to set the bottom piece on a saucer of warm water overnight to get it started ( in the case you can not plant it right away).
When you have the time, take that piece and plant it just like it is, in the vegetable garden with the stalk side up. Just dig a small hole, fill it with water and set the end in the hole, then cover it up with an inch or so of soil. Water thoroughly.
This is in an example of one posted after3 days.
This is an example of one planted and 10 days after
It will grow a brand new top to be cut and used. After re-growing celery, you can cut and plant the bottom again for more new growth from the top.
If you don’t have a vegetable garden you can plant the bottoms in small pots or trays (or if you want to grow them during these winter months.
Once you have it growing, you can cut it off on an “as needed” basis and just keep it regrowing in the garden or pot.
I may never need to buy celery again!