Peculiarities and Plants - Romaine Lettuce

Romaine Lettuce is a favorite of mine in salads. I've also read it makes an Incredible and Delicious Smoothie. The best and most amazing thing about lettuce, besides eating the tender green leaves,...
  • Naz Fabec

    Growing Romaine Lettuce from the Stump! - Well, so far, I've done the celery and the green onions and they're growing great, so why not!

  • Sandy Bell

    Peculiarities and Plants – Romaine Lettuce December 11, 2011 by timelesslady

  • Sarah

    Growing Romaine Lettuce from the Stump: Put the “stumpy” looking end, where the roots once were, in water. Within 1-2 days, new green leaves begin to grow in the center of the stump. Do not plant it in the ground again. Harvest the new leaves when they are a few inches tall. These leaves are smaller than the original, but just as tasty. If the bottom area that is in the water begins to get soft/mushy, toss it.

  • Heather Bush

    Re-use Romaine - Keep the end of the romaine lettuce and put it in a dish of water filling half way. After a couple of days I plant it in potting soil, and once it have about 3 inches growth you can plant in the garden. Do this with every romaine and you wont have to buy anymore.

  • Pamela Shears

    December 11, 2011 017

  • Barbara Duke
    • 3 years ago

    I don't see any soil....

  • Alison W
    • 3 years ago

    This is what the write said she did with the lettuce to start it--so you are right, no soil: "After I cut off the top portion of the romaine lettuce, I am left with a “stumpy” looking end where the roots once were. I put this end in water and within a day or two new green leaves begin to grow in the center of the stump. I do not plant it in the ground again. What I do is harvest the new leaves when they are a few inches tall. These leaves are much smaller than the original leaves, but just as tasty. If the bottom area that is in the water begins to deteriorate or go soft, I then toss it out. As long as new leaves are growing, just keep it in water, and change that water every day or two to keep things fresh and bacteria free."

  • Kelly Wallace-Haile
    • 3 years ago

    Just started one today! Super excited about this.

  • Mary Riley
    • 3 years ago

    i totally do not know if i should post this in food, tips, or gardening! just hope i remember where when i want!

  • Lesa Raymond
    • 1 year ago


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