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Apr 17, 2014 10:46 AM

Fascinating food blog about re-growing romaine lettuce...........

I'm going to corner the romaine lettuce market now!! This is pretty crazy anyone have any experience actually doing this? Looks easy enough.

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  1. but the crunchy stem bits are the best part!

    1. With scallions, yes...not with romaine. Cool!

      1. I've seen the same but with celery, outside... didn't occur to me to try inside! It seemed perfect for the way I use celery, which is mostly for leaves/flavour not snacking on actual celery sticks.

        1. I've done this with romaine! It's pretty cool. Just change the water often

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          1. re: cheesecake17

            Excellent! Do tell some more....did you get a full head of romaine? How long did it take?

            1. re: jrvedivici

              I didn't get a giant head of lettuce, but my daughter was so enthused by it, so we ended up trimming it and eating the leaves every few days.

              The one that I planted in soil never grew, so I ended up sticking with the water method

              1. re: cheesecake17

                Did you do it with a store bought head of lettuce, or was it fresh picked from your garden?

                1. re: jrvedivici

                  Definitely store bought.
                  I've got a black thumb (and I live in NYC!)

          2. This is so cool! I usually chop up three hearts of romaine, wash and bag for salads. When I want lettuce leaves for sandwiches I am always a little bummed out that I don't have any.

            Going to buy some lettuce and dig out my mad scientist gear (complete with lab coat and thick glasses) very soon. Mwahahaha!