Rosa Bood RosaBood - Feb 13, 2013

How to grow romaine lettuce in water

Please help me find Bonnie Beck's info. on "How to grow romaine lettuce in water". Thanks, Rosa Bood

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    Straw's Kitchen GrandsBest - Feb 13, 2013
    Rosa do you mean this link...Foods That’ll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps

    Celery, Bok Choi, Romaine Lettuce & Cabbage

    Similar to leeks, these vegetables will re-grow from the white root end. Cut the stalks off as you normally would, and place the root end in a shallow bowl of water – enough to cover the roots but not the top of your cutting. Place it in a sunny window position, occasionally spraying your cutting with water to keep the top moist.

    After a few days, you should start to see roots and new leaves appear. After a week or so, transplant it into soil with just the leaves showing above the level of the soil. The plant will continue to grow, and within a few weeks it will sprout a whole new head.

    Alternatively you can plant your cutting directly into soil (without starting the process in water) but you will need to keep the soil very moist for the first week until the new shoots start to appear.
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    Rosa Bood RosaBood - Feb 13, 2013
    Thanks Cin Straw for the information! However the other lady? said you grow the green onions or romaine lettuce in a glass of water only. She said to place the glass on a window sill. I'll pass your info. on to my Facebook wall. Thanks,Rosa Bood
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    Annette W. greeneyez - Feb 13, 2013
    You do grow the green onions on a glass of water only. The romaine is different, most likely because of the size of the product. They get very large.
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    Rosa Bood RosaBood - Feb 14, 2013
    Annette,I saw a comment somewhere that said you could just put the romaine in a large bowl of water. Has anyone done this without soil ?
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    Straw's Kitchen GrandsBest - Feb 14, 2013
    I found this conversation on another web site (not on JAP): Photo is "12-11-2011 Romaine lettuce growing in water"

    Hi Millie, I have just put the romaine in water. I did however root green onions the same way, and they are still growing on the my windowsill. I found the romaine sent up a seed stalk after it grew for a bit, and when that happened the lettuce turned very bitter. I would suggest planting it in soil if you want to keep it going as long as possible. Thanks for your comment and questions. Kathy

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