How to grow Romaine lettuce from food scraps is easy to do. You can watch the video that shows a 5 day time-lapse and how fast it regrows!
Once you have finished your lettuce do not throw it away. You can garden this vegetable scrap right in your kitchen.
Find a jar and put some potting soil in it. Wet the soil
Now you can add the stump of Romaine lettuce right to the top of the container.
Submerse the very bottom of the cutting into the soil part.
Continue to water without letting the soil dry out. You will be amazed what you will have in only 5 days!
You may choose to simply grow your Romaine lettuce from seeds if you want to start a whole new batch.
Now you can grow a garden with an endless supply of your favorite green. Water regularly (several times per week), and watch your FREE lettuce grow!
Steps for How to Regrow Lettuce from a Stem
- Eat your purchased lettuce, cutting the leaves at about 1 inch from the bottom.
- Place remaining stem in a shallow dish of water (about 1/2 inch).
- Place on a window sill or under grow lights.
- Change water in bowl every 1 to 2 days.
- Watch your romaine lettuce grow.
After a couple of days, roots will begin to grow at the bottom of the stump and leaves will begin to form. After 10 to 12 days, the leaves will be as large and plentiful as they are ever going to get. Snip off your fresh leaves and make an itsy bitsy salad or add them to a sandwich.
When you’re making your next salad, you’ll simply head outside and harvest some lettuce! It’s so nice to have it on hand and such a simple way to save a little money!