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Growing Lettuces from Cuttings

Our challenge for the March Pinterest Challenge was to find a Spring Pin to try.  Every year I plant a salad bowl and it is a very successful project.  You can see my past Salad Bowls here, here, and here.  This year, I found a pin by DenGarden where she used the leftover bases from romaine lettuce and planted them. I loved the idea of using the plant more than once and so I gave this one a try!



First, prepare your garden spot.  I always use a large flower pot.  I clean up the pot, add new soil and some plant food.  Next, cut the bottoms off the lettuces.  Soak the bottoms in water overnight.  Then plant the bottoms in the soil. I cover the tiny plants and water, but not too much!



In about 2 days you will see baby leaves.  In about 12-18 days you will have lettuce you can harvest.




I will plant other lettuces by seed later in the spring. 

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  1. This is such a nice idea and I never knew you could grow lettuce this way. I never grew vegetables but I might try this method this spring.

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  2. What a cool idea! I didn't know you could do this. I might have to try it out with my daughter.

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  3. Oh nice! I had no idea you could grow lettuce this way. Totally trying it!

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  4. This is a really clever idea. I have to look into doing it from my garden this year.

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  5. We tried this one year with celery! I might have to resort to this over the next few days... :) Pinned.

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  6. What a fun way to grow some lettuce!

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  7. Helpful tutorial! I will have to try this!

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  8. One point in life after my last baby, I realized this was a thing by accident. One day I realized that I didn't throw the lettuce out and it was still growing. Thank you for the tips!

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  9. Wow this is so clever. I never knew you could even do this. WHat a smart way to be more self-sufficient!

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  10. I had no idea this could be done. How neat!

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  11. I love this idea. I've been thinking of doing some of these myself. I love being able to grow your own fruits and veggies from home.

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  12. wow! This is awesome! Thanks for sharing these ideas with us! Great!

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  13. I have some romaine that I will save now to plant when we're done eating it. I didn't know you could do this!

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  14. What a great idea! With the way things are going I think we all need to start growing what we can. You just never know. Thanks for inspiring us!

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  15. This is such an awesome idea. I have to admit I've never tried to grow anything from cuttings before I definitely need to try and give it a whirl though!

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  16. I have learned something new today from this post. I have new lettuce and will try this out when I cut it up. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. What. a great idea. I eat salads quite frequently and should probably take on this challenge myself. Had no idea lettuce grow so quickly. Good to know!!

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  18. Genius!! Thank you for the tips! I am sharing your post on Facebook. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  19. What a great idea! It would be nice to always have lettuce on hand.

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  20. I had no idea you could regrow lettuce, can't wait to try this with our garden lettuce this summer!

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  21. Thank you for sharing! My teenage son has told me he wants to do my gardening this year. Of course, he said he mostly wants flowers, but I think I will have him try lettuce, since he loves a good salad!

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  22. Hmm...I'm going to have to try this. I grow a lot of lettuce and it's even more important to try to grow what I can right now.

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  23. I had no idea you could do that. I will be giving this a try when are growing season starts, but it's still to cold here to plant anything. But I could always try it indoors

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