Grocery Store Gardening: Lettuce & Celery

Can we re-grow lettuce and celery from a grocery store? Yes, follow these simple steps and you will soon have a kitchen garden with Lettuce and Celery.



Just like herbs, Lettuce, and Celery are able to be regrown through propagation. Propagation is the process of creating new plants from seeds, and cuttings. The quickest way to get more plants is from cuttings.

We will teach you how to regrow Lettuce & Celery from cuttings.

What you’ll need:

· Romaine Lettuce (preferred)

· Celery Stalk

· Sharp knife or scissors

· Clean glass and bowl

· Room temperature Water

· 2 1-inch pots

What’s the process for Romaine Lettuce?

Step 1:

Did you eat your Romaine Lettuce? Once you have eaten your Lettuce, cut the remaining leaves 1 inch from the bottom to save the stem.



Step 2:

Place the remaining stem in a bowl with an ½ inch of room temperature water.





Step 3:

Place the bowl under a window sill or under grow lights.


Watch your lettuce grow. Within the first 5 -7 days, you should notice new shoots (leaves) growing, as well as roots growing from the bottom.


Remember to change the water 2 days with fresh Spring Water.


Step 4:

After 10-12 days, your Lettuce is going to be as big as it will likely ever get. Start harvesting the Lettuce leaves before it starts to get bitter.

Note: The Lettuce that you are growing will never reach the same size as the original.

Step 5:

Optional: transplant the Lettuce stem into a 1-inch pot.


Step 6:

When the leaves begin to change colors from a bright green to blue-green, and/or the leaves start to become less dense, and/or bolt, it is time to compost the lettuce.



Step 7:

Tune in every Saturday in May for the DIY: Grocery Store Gardening Series. We are going to teach you how to regrow your favorite store-bought vegetables at home. You can find out more information here regarding our DIY: Grocery Store Gardening Series.



What’s the process for Celery?

Step 1:

Cut celery stalks about 1 to 2 inches from the bottom.


Step 2:

Place the remaining stem in a shallow dish of room temperature Spring Water (about 1/2 inch). Begin to peel off some of the outer stalk bits, be extremely gentle so you don’t rip or disturb the root plate on the bottom.



Step 3:

Place on a window sill or under grow lights.

Remember: Change water every 1 to 2 days.


Step 4:

After 5 days, the celery will begin to grow new shoots. The color of the celery will change to a deep green. As the center grows, you’ll want to peel back and discard some of the outer layers as they start to decay.




Step 5:

After 20 days, the roots will begin to develop.




Step 6:

Once you notice a strong root network, transplant the celery into a 1-inch pot or into the garden.



Step 7:

Tune in every Saturday in May for the DIY: Grocery Store Gardening Series. We are going to teach you how to regrow your favorite store-bought vegetables at home. You can find out more information here regarding our DIY: Grocery Store Gardening Series.






Resources:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/19z4AAk1PlXvCipyHNmnUfj1LhIOyy1q2tT4aaQD8aH0/edit


https://www.gettystewart.com/how-to-regrow-romaine-lettuce-from-the-stem/

https://www.gettystewart.com/growing-celery-from-the-stalks-in-the-fridge/

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