Huh? Re-grow romaine lettuce to save money

Did you know you can use the end piece of your romaine lettuce to grow more romaine lettuce? Yes it is true and it works.  

A work colleague told me all about this. She said she found several posting on Pinterest.com about how to re-grow. I did a little research and decided to try it.

All you have to do is take the end of Romaine lettuce and place it in a bowl with a ½ inch of water, just enough water to cover the bottom part of the Romaine end. Change out the water every day and that's it!

Within a day I had already noticed the center part growing back, and within a week it grew back almost five inches. In about two weeks you should have a full grown head of Romaine lettuce.  

In addition I have read that you can do the same thing for celery. I have not tried it on celery but if you do let me know how it turns out.

* Update: It has been two weeks since I started the process of re-growing the Romaine lettuce. The Romaine not big enough to make a salad, but overall it grew 8 inches. The lettuce grew only 2 inches in this past week. So it is not growing back as fast as it did on the first week. But I still have some more new lettuce, so stay tuned on progress.  

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