I’m sure you all knew this, but I didn’t. I missed out the day that they taught life hacks in class. So I thought this one was nifty.
For some reason the Pie and I don’t really eat a lot of lettuce. We need one or two leaves of it every once in a while, but if we buy a whole head, no matter how many different ways we try to preserve it, it goes bad. I mean, this is Newfoundland, after all.
But I learned, from the internet, that you can re-plant your lettuce stubs and grow new leaves. Novel.
So I have a lettuce stub here, which I’ve left to sit in a bowl of water on my windowsill for a week.
You can see that already a new baby leaf is growing out of the stub.
And on the bottom it’s all swollen and weird. I suspect these will become roots.
So now you plant it. Stick it nicely in potting soil with good drainage. And set it somewhere sunny.
And wait for your lettuce to grow. Again. And it will!