I wanted some lettuce last weekend and picked up a “Living” butter lettuce from WinCo. It’s lettuce that has been grown hydroponically in a greenhouse and is sold with roots still attached.
Supposedly, keeping the roots on gives it a longer shelf-life (I cannot verify that claim).
I wondered what would happen if we replanted it in dirt. Would it start growing again?
Nate stripped off most of the leaves (and ate them – yum yum), leaving only a small cluster of leaves in the center.
Here it is all potted up:
I don’t have high hopes for this lettuce, but I have nothing to lose except a small ball of tasty lettuce leaves.