Hey guys in this article I’m going to be showing you how to grow romaine lettuce just using some water so I hope you enjoy it.
So the next time you decide to make yourself a salad cut off a few inches of the base of your lettuce and place it in a glass of water.
Steps to grow romaine lettuce in water.
1. you could also use a bowl anything that you can use to prop up the lettuce and make sure you only fill enough water to cover just a half-inch or an inch of the bottom of the lettuce.
You don’t want it fully submerged in the water just enough so the ends can you know soak up the water and you can start growing some roots.
2. Believe it or not, that’s it just leave it by a windowsill and let the light and water do its thing.
3. The next day you’ll notice your water is a little yellow so just pour it out and fill it with some fresh water.
You’ll do this probably every day or two whenever you notice the water is looking a bit dirty just keep it nice and fresh.
4. Something I personally did was rinse the actual lettuce itself I noticed they do this at grocery stores to keep it fresh and crisp.
So I figured it wouldn’t hurt and you will start to notice the lettuce get a little bit dry and brown over the next few days and that’s totally normal the regrowth happens from the center of the lettuce.
So you’re all good.
5. You’re gonna want to keep it growing in the water for a couple of weeks until you notice some roots coming out the bottom of your romaine lettuce and then you can transfer it into some soil.
I was in the process of moving so I decided to just make myself a salad and enjoy what I had grown it was very tender and sweet where the leaves are green and a bit more bitter down where it was white.
But I’m sure it would have tasted better if I would have continued growing it in soil.
When and how to plant in soil
- You can keep your lettuce growing in water for about two weeks that’s the time it takes for it to grow roots.
- So that you can plant it into some soil so we can get all the nutrients it needs to become a full head of lettuce.
- You’re gonna want to fill your pot with some soil and then just stick your lettuces upright and then completely cover the old bottom part that you had cut off of your previous head of lettuce so that only the leaves are now exposed from the soil.
- And you don’t want to pack it down tight you want to keep it somewhat loose so that leaves can comfortably come through without much struggle, Plus as you water it will start to naturally pack down the soil.
- So definitely don’t push down with your hands.
- You then need to place your pot in direct sunlight. It’s not quite warm enough where I live just yet to have them outside so I place them by a bright window and I water them about every other day just a little bit of water to get the soil moist not soaking wet and not too dry.
- In just a couple days in the soil, I noticed a big difference with my lettuce plants they were a bigger, fuller, greener, stronger.
You can tell that they get a lot more nutrients in the soil.
Even if you have no interest in growing a garden this would be a fun little experiment to do with the kids.
This is not the only thing you can do this with you can do it with green onion, celery, basil, garlic, sweet potato, mint, cilantro and many more.
And it’s super cheap, super fun, super easy what more could you want.
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Also, be sure to leave your comments down below especially if you’ve regrown your own veggies I’d love to hear your experience.