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Romaine Lettuce that Lasts Forever?
« on: May 25, 2015, 06:15:35 PM »

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Re: Romaine Lettuce that Lasts Forever?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 06:39:20 PM »
Celery and green onions, if you don't use the white part of course! (Just be sure to change the water.)

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Re: Romaine Lettuce that Lasts Forever?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 06:44:40 PM »
It really seems like it'd get slimy.  Please try it and lettuce know.  (Heh)

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Re: Romaine Lettuce that Lasts Forever?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2015, 07:10:20 PM »
Haven't tried romaine, but we do this with green onions.

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Re: Romaine Lettuce that Lasts Forever?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2015, 07:56:00 PM »
Whoa, this really works? How cool! You don't need roots--just the lettuce you but at the store? I have to try this.

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Re: Romaine Lettuce that Lasts Forever?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2015, 08:16:55 PM »
This does not work as well as the gleeful bloggers who write about it want you to think (though MEN is very reliable).

Regrowing veg is a form of cut-and-come-again with a micro-hydroponics twist. You will get 2 or maybe 3 generations of regrowth before the plant is just exhausted, far less if you aren't providing supplemental fertilization. My experience is the quality with lettuce deteriorates with each generation, and after 3 cuts it's not really worth eating.

This isn't to say this technique isn't fun and novel, but you will not get romaine lettuce, or any annual veg, to "last forever." Sorry. :)

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Re: Romaine Lettuce that Lasts Forever?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2015, 08:22:09 PM »
There are a lot of minerals in soil that this method is not going to provide.  So either the plant will not grow as well or it will not have as much nutritional value, especially the 2nd or 3rd time you regrow the leaves.

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Re: Romaine Lettuce that Lasts Forever?
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2015, 08:15:27 AM »
I plant leftover green onion and celery bottoms directly in my herb garden soil. The green onions do great. The celery is mostly leaves and tops, but they are great for soups, salads and garnishes.


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