How to Grow Food from Scraps ~ Regrow Lettuce
I am always amazed that you can actually regrow food from the scraps that I would normally toss to the chickens. We have been Regrowing Celery for a couple of years now, but this is our first time trying to regrow lettuce. It worked like a charm, and was so easy to do. Read on to find out how to get a kick start on your gardening and regrow your own lettuce.
How to Regrow Lettuce:
- Romaine Lettuce
- Shallow Dish
- Rocks ~ to stabilize the lettuce
- Sunny window
Sustainable Food Scraps ~ gardening with kids
Simply chop the base of the romaine lettuce, leaving about 2 inches. This is the piece that you would normally compost or feed to the chickens. Place the base in a dish of water in a sunny location. You may need to add a few rocks to stabilize it. Thats all you need to do. I know it sounds too good to be true, right? I was surprised too.
You should start noticing changes pretty quickly. The photos were taken at about 2 weeks after we started our little lettuce plants.
You should soon start seeing little roots forming. Once you see these, you are good to plant into soil. We chose to plant ours in little containers right by our back door, but they could go straight into the garden as well.
So much easier and quicker than starting from seed. Plus it is a great science experiment for kids.
You also might want to try our simple tutorial on how to Regrow Celery.