Lettuce See What Happens

While perusing youtube and the internet, Mr F found that you can regrow your own lettuce with just water…and the left over lettuce bottom.  Well, we decided to give it a try just to see what would happen.

We bought some romaine and green leaf for salads and reserved the bottom stalk.  We actually left these in the fridge for a few days before testing this.  As instructed, we placed the lettuce bottoms in a shallow dish with a little water (about 1/4″).  Here is a glimpse of what they looked like on day 1:
IMG_3270Surprisingly, we actually noticed growth the very next day!  We got excited!  One week later, it looked like this:
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Looks like about enough lettuce to top a sandwich, right?  My excitement faded shortly after this.  This was the most significant growth we saw, and then I got tired of looking at this on the counter every day so we trashed the project.  It was pretty cool that it worked and maybe with a little more patience you could stick it out for a whole new head of lettuce.  We decided to just purchase more at the grocery store…or maybe we’ll grow some in the garden once cooler weather gets here.

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