Since we discovered the Olive Garden salad dressing at Sam’s Club my family has gone through a LOT of romaine lettuce. $8-12 a week on lettuce isn’t THAT much, but we are trying to keep our costs as low as possible.
I saw a pin pin Pinterest showing how to re-grow the romaine stumps that are left after you cut the usable lettuce off. I put the stumps in a container with about 1/2″ of water in the bottom, and changed the water daily. Not only did it seem too good to be true, it seemed like a recipe for a moldy container sitting on my countertop. To my shock – it worked!
Within a few days there were little sprouts of lettuce shooting up, and within a week there was enough to harvest. The re-growth is basically tiny baby leaves of lettuce, but it is edible lettuce nonetheless.
Just a note – I did NOT expose this to any sunlight. The container sat in my window-less kitchen, and the lettuce still grew!
I have read that you can also do this with the stump of celery too, but we aren’t big celery eaters. Have you regrown any produce in your home?