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Grow New Lettuce from Old Heads #GardenSense

Fresh lettuce in winter can be as close as your windowsill.

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Have you heard about re-growing lettuce from the ends of used heads? It is the same principle as harvesting leaf lettuce by just snipping off leaves and waiting for new ones to fill in.
Romaine lettuce is a popular choice to attempt regrowth. Cut the leaves off the head about 2 inches from the base. Place the bottom in a jar or glass. Add water to cover about 1 inch deep.
Rinse the head and change the water every other day. Place in a area that receives a fair amount of sunlight.
You should see new leaves forming within a few days.
Scallions and celery are also easy to regrow.
I’m going to give regrowing lettuce a shot. Join me and we can compare pictures starting next week!
Here is an update on those paperwhites!
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A bit of green inside can help offset those gray day doldrums. Blooms, fresh herbs or lettuce grown indoors renews the promise that spring is around the corner. Enjoy!

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As a professional cook, I love creating exciting new recipes on the job as well as at home. Assisting in teaching low-income families how to buy, store and prepare healthy food through Penn State’s alliance with Pennsylvania’s Supercupboard Program was very rewarding. During my 11 years with the Master Gardener program, I taught horticultural therapy to assisted living patients using healthful, fr
esh grown food as a focal point. . My hands-on programs and instruction helped hundreds of children and adults learn about where their food comes from and how important fresh food is for your body.
Currently I’m a cook at a college in Pennsylvania. We prepare everything we can from scratch, including our potato chips that tout the seasoning of the day!
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