Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Gardening With a Toddler: Growing lettuce from the leftovers

I haven't been continuting my Gardening with a Toddler series, but I have a couple of posts lined up to talk about our experience this summer trying to garden with a two year old and teach her how it all works. Today though, I'm focusing on something amazing that I learned:

Did you know that you can grow more lettuce after chopping up a head of it? 

Yeah, I had no idea! 

A friend of mine posted on Facebook about it, so of course I had to try it out. All you do is take the root end of the lettuce (that you were going to throw away anyway) and put it into a small cup of water. You only need an inch or two of water in the cup. Leave it for a couple of days, then plant it in your garden (or in a pot, or wherever). Then, it actually starts growing again! 

Craziness. I didn't think it would actually work, but it started growing back when we just had it in the cup of water, and it has continue to grow since we replanted it into our garden. So, basically, you can buy a couple things of lettuce in the spring and then just keep replanting it all summer long to have fresh lettuce.

The things you learn

No comments:

Post a Comment

The best part of blogging is hearing from my readers, so share your thoughts and ideas... or just say "hi"!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...