Kitchen Lettuce

I saw on Pinterest lots of pins about how you can grow some vegetables from the remains of store-bought or farm-raised vegetables. I thought I’d give it a try with some green leafy lettuce I bought at the grocery store.

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First, I cut off the end off the head of lettuce.

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I wrapped the washed lettuce leaves, wrapped in damp paper towels and placed them in the fridge drawer for use this week.  The cut of root end, I placed in a glass of water and put it near the kitchen window.

Within a week or so, the first leaf started to grow.  I changed the water every few days to keep it fresh.

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Almost 3 weeks later, I was getting enough leaves to start to think about harvesting the lettuce for some sandwiches.  Along the way, I added another lettuce root and watched them both grow.


A few days later, it was time.  I just snipped off what I wanted and let the rest continue to grow.

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Yummy fresh sandwich for lunch!

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It was fresh and tasty, but does take patience to get enough lettuce to use.  I didn’t end up with enough for a salad, but it was great for sandwiches.  A larger container with more lettuce cuttings would easily produce enough for salad.

Have you grown anything on your countertop?

2 responses to “Kitchen Lettuce

  1. Oh that is wonderful….I just showed my husband and he was amazed. Of course we will have to give it a try too.

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