Currently, my little grocery store is selling Romaine lettuce for $3.99 a head. I like a good Caesar Salad as much as the next person, but $4.00 for a bit of lettuce seems a little pricey. Time to come up with a solution!
I spend a couple of days a week preparing salads. Most of our vegetable wasted goes into the compost or to feed a neighbour’s chickens but after reading several articles on regrowing vegetables from the scraps, I thought I would experiment. If successful, this experiment should reduce waste, save me a little money on garden plants, and allow me to indulge in luxury items like romaine lettuce.
I started my experiment with a Red Onion fighting the good fight. I figure if the poor thing wanted to live this badly, I should give it a helping hand.
I also had three Romaine Lettuce stumps. According to the internet, you can regrow Romaine by either sticking the stump directly in dirt:
or by putting the stump into water:
I had no dirt on hand, so I opted with for the second method.
I set my little garden on a high self so that it can benefit from the florescent lights. When the weather warms in a couple of weeks, I will take the survivors home and transplant them into my garden.
Here is my brand new little garden.