How To Regrow Lettuce From Stem | Healthy Kitchen Hacks

All you need is water and leftover lettuce stems to grow more lettuce!

All you need is water and leftover lettuce stems to grow more lettuce! Get more details on this Healthy Kitchen Hack at Teaspoonofspice.com

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How to Regrow Lettuce From Stems (video)

I tried this hack a few summers ago – I was intrigued to see if a black thumb like me could successfully grow something. And I’m happy to report it’s worked every time I’ve tried it. (Note: an easy gardening project for the kids!)

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It couldn’t be easier:

  1. When buying Romaine lettuce, cut the stem about two inches from the end of the heads.
  2. Place standing in about one inch of water and place by a sunny window.
  3. Change water almost daily.
  4. Your new lettuce will be ready to harvest it in about 10-12 days.

All you need is water and leftover lettuce stems to grow more lettuce! Get more details on this Healthy Kitchen Hack at Teaspoonofspice.com

More tips on regrowing lettuce:

  • You can try this with most leaf lettuces like red leaf, bibb and Boston leaf. If you don’t have success the first time, try with other lettuce.
  • Trim your new lettuce growth within those 12 days, otherwise, it will grow bitter as it goes to seed.
  • And sadly, no, you can’t plant them in soil and have them regrow again, but an extra batch of lettuce is better than none!

Would you try this hack?

All you need is water and leftover lettuce stems to grow more lettuce! Get more details on this Healthy Kitchen Hack at Teaspoonofspice.com

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