Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Growing My Own Lettuce



A friend of mine posted on Facebook, an article on how to regrow vegetables that you purchased from the grocery store. I thought why not give it a try! However, my first attempt totally failed. I did not see any growth for the entire week. The lettuce would not thrive. It was totally dead. I was surprised because I got it from the farmer's market. I also had some lettuce from the grocery that was big and full. I was at the end of the Romaine lettuce with only just a few tiny leaves in the center. I decided to keep them to see if it would grow. All I did was place the stalk of the lettuce in a clear plastic cup, and filled it with water and placed the cup next to my window. The very next day I thought I noticed it grow just a little. On the third day my husband noticed some substantial growth. I have had the lettuce in water for a little over a week. All I do is add fresh water every other day.

I think I am going to plant the lettuce, so it will grow further. Here is a link that shows you other vegetables that can regrow again.  Regrow Your Own Groceries

Let me know if you try it.

9 comments:

Judy Russi said...

That's really amazing how much that has grown. Make you think about what you can do to stretch your food. That was an interesting web page. I wonder how the garlic sprouts taste. Maybe I'll try the basil. I have had basil plants on my window sill but have to say they haven't done well.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very interesting! I never heard of this. My daughter would be interested in doing this.

Melanie Ledford said...

What a great idea! I would love to try that sometime.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I've rooted herbs like basil in water, then either use up the leaves or plant in dirt.
off to check out that list!

Splendid Little Stars said...

That is a great link! Thanks!

sammysgrammy said...

I did have fresh basil all year because I put a few sprigs into a pitcher of water on my kitchen counter. Finally tossed it when I bought a new basil plant to plant outdoors this Spring.

Lorrie Esposito said...

Interesting. I think I've seen that link or something similar. So did you eat the lettuce?

Lisa Haley said...

We tried it with celery a few months back. It was doing really well, but then it died. Your lettuce looks like it 's doing well.

Linda said...

I've heard about it, but never seen it. Looks like a fun project!Thanks for the info and the great link