The Lifehacker post said to put the Romaine hearts in a glass with 1/4 inch of water. Give it fresh water when it got low and there ya go – you just sit and watch it grow!
All you do:
- Cut the top part off of the veggies and enjoy.
- Place the remaining heart or roots in a container with 1/4 inch water and plenty of sun
I started the three plants at different times (we have 5 going total now). The Romaine in the center was started first about 2 weeks ago, then the celery (left) was started about a week ago and the green onions last week. They all grow at different paces but they do grow back!
There is some discussion to be had about the loss of nutrients in these re-growth plants. They’re not in the soil, but just in water. But, most of these foods are low in nutrients/calories to begin with – so it’s not a worry for me.
This works well with celery, romaine and green onions. The celery seems to show immediate growth within a day! And those onions – they grow really fast as long as you keep the roots submerged in water. Now, I’m not going to say this is the answer to all of your produce purchasing woes – but if you have a few of these going and stagger them it can help cut your costs down!
It’s nice to see fresh veggies growing in the kitchen and I plan on adding more soon! They may take a while to grow back but it’s fun to watch them grow. Not only can this be a great DIY project for you but for for the kiddos too!