I pulled roots up with our red & various Luttuce yesterday from garden, put in water, & overnight still looking grea this morning. Thinking of 1 of containers cutting down. Just experimenting to see how long it'll grow if at all. Was going to put in soil.
It would be helpful if the article stated how often I should change the water or not. Wouldn't the water get yucky if not changed regularly? I know it does with cut flowers and the water stinks like a swamp.
I tried it out and it seems to be working. I'm wondering if the lettuce will have any nutrients because it is not being grown in soil.
There is a contradiction in this article. You first state that this won't work with "leaf lettuces," and then you proceed to describe how well your "red leaf lettuce" grew. It works with any lettuce, or any vegetable, for that matter, when any part of the root can be used.
I planted several romaine stems and immediately got growth. Planted in dirt and now I have very tall small yellow flowers and few leaves. Does anyone know why? Did I leave them too long?
The same thing happens with lettuce planted outside when the weather get too warm. Perhaps yours were planted in a hot sunny location and decided it was time to flower and set seed for next year.
Doreen, I'm excited to see new leaves on our romaine. Our question is, can we plant it in soil? And will it root?
Have lettuce growing in small dish presently. Have grown celery with good results. Am going to try a radish (root system)and try seed planting for a lemon tree and cinnamon tree. By the way, you can sterilize soil in the microwave.