How Supermarkets Get Us To Buy What We Don't Really Need
A charity shop haul

Do you remember us talking about regrowing vegetables from waste? This post had some spring onions.

Well, a while ago, I put some spring onion stubs in an egg cup until they grew baby roots, then put them in the garden. These whoppers are the result! I have in fact cut them down to just above ground level once, so this is the regrowth from that.

Regrowing spring onions

Inspired by this success, I decided I’d have a go at growing the next lettuce I bought. When I bought one, I forgot until after I’d cut the base off! But blow it I thought, I’ll try it anyway, absolutely nothing to lose. So I put some compost in a small pot and nestled the lettuce base in. I used the bottom inch, inch and a half. A couple of weeks later, this is the result! It has a root coming out of the bottom of the pot, so needs to go out in the garden now.

Regrowing lettuce

 

Once this has grown to a full,lettuce, I wonder if I could cut that off atvthe base again and regrow it for a third time?

 

It’s really quite exciting. I haven’t tried anything else myself yet. Have you tried anything?

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How Supermarkets Get Us To Buy What We Don't Really Need
A charity shop haul