A perennial herb with edible leaves, stems and roots, Water Celery (Oenanthe javanica) is easy to grow and in warmer climates can be harvested year round.
It grows in wet or boggy conditions and is easily propagate from cuttings or root division. And is one of many asian vegetables and herbs gaining popularity.
It is used in Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Indian cuisine and goes under a lot of names, including Minari Water Dropwort, Japanese parsley, Chinese celery, Indian pennywort.
How to Grow Water Celery
This is easy as easy plant to grow in the home garden is used in salads, kimchi, stews and stir fries, so lets take a look at how to grow this useful plant.
The easiest way to grow water celery is in a bucket.
- Plant the the cuttings or roots in a normal potting mix in a pot. Filling the pot to top with soil.
- Immerse the pot in a bucket of water so that the water level is around 1 inch (2 – 3 cm) above the soil level.
- Keep in a warm position, full sun to part shade.
- Maintain the water level.