Boy that lettuce looks really good. Didn't you root lettuce from the stump in water one time?
Yes,works well too,in fact I have 2 in a water dish right now.Barring a devastating weather event or a bunch of 'locusts' this is really a fantastic year.Earliest plants Ive ever had so far.And most from saved seeds,amazing!!
Post by mightyspuds on Jul 2, 2020 19:51:33 GMT -8
The lettuce regrowth experiments....
These 2 store bought lettuce were chopped off the bottom of romaine lettuce.I trimmed the bottom end of stump just enough to expose a fresh area for root growth in a little bit of water.The one on the left I left the leaves,on the right I cleaned the stump of leaves.Clearly leaving the leaves on the stump is the right thing to do
On the lettuce plant in garden I chopped off the top and did nothing else.It seems to be regrowing too.Certainly has potential.
Post by mightyspuds on Jul 12, 2020 15:43:49 GMT -8
yes,thats lettuce.As is this purple one.Have a bunch of kale.Will bring in a few beans,some lettuce and kale for a salad tonight,plus got 3 small shashito peppers and i think an poblano pepper?? Something started chewing a pepper so brought em in.Also got a new yellow bell pepper I planted.
The chopped off lettuce in the bucket is regrowing,unsure how it will turn out.I'll get some pics today or tomorrow.
Post by mightyspuds on Jul 30, 2020 1:15:33 GMT -8
I have tomatoes from cherry hybrids that I saved seeds from.They look like almost golf ball sized,starting to turn color,should be interesting.The romas are really starting to take off,figure 4 more weeks?
Post by mightyspuds on Jul 30, 2020 22:40:11 GMT -8
Im doing an experiment to see if I can root shoot cuttings from lettuce.
So I cut off some shoots like these and placed in water on an east facing morning sun windowsill
About a week later I have these.The 2 skinny ones one the right with the square at the bottom came off a lettuce stump that was rotting,no idea at all if they can make roots.The lush 2 green and the purple....no roots yet but the leaves are looking good.
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