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Old 04-06-2011, 07:12 PM
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Has anyone ever tried to replant the living lettuce you buy at the store in the produce section? it comes in a plastic carton and still has the roots on it. I am thinking of trying to plant it and see what happens, just wandering if somebody has tried this?
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If you plant it, and it lives, it'll probably just go to seed. Lettuces are a fairly short lived crop, and add to that the stress of being dug up, and shipped who knows how far, and then trying to reestablish itself(stress makes plants go to seed more quickly), I don't think it'd be a good idea. Why not just pick up a packet of seeds and grow them yourself?
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I agree a 99 cent pack of seeds will make for a lot of salad greens.
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I actually did this a few weeks ago. We used the lettuce for a few salads and had the inner nub leftover. So I put it in a pot and it seems to be doing ok. We even ate a few new leaves off it.

I did it just to see what would happen. I think I'll put lettuce in my garden next year. I tried it a few years ago but the bugs ate it all.
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If you try it, cut off all but about two inches of leaf and then transplant. When I plant lettuce, I usually get about 3 cuttings off it.
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