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:
Surprisingly, we actually noticed growth the very next day! We got excited! One week later, it looked like this:
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.