“Kids In the Garden” – Growing Romaine

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“Kids In the Garden” has featured a guest post of mine on Growing Romaine Lettuce from Kitchen Scraps. I am excited to participate in their series Kids in the Garden; Learning and Growing! Here’s a sneak peek (er, some of the outtakes from the photo session) before you head over to read my guest post: Growing Romaine Lettuce from Kitchen Scraps.

kids in the garden - growing romaine

This started out as an experiment for the winter months, and actually turned into something quite exciting. Who knew that you could take the core of a romaine lettuce head and grow more lettuce? Well, I do now! You’ll have to head over to learn how the process works in more detail, but you can check out some “behind the scenes” photographs here first.

kids in the garden - growing romaine

Toby was thrilled to participate in this with me. He was also happy to be able to sneak some lettuce off the cutting board as a snace. Cinnamon, one of our cats, was very interested in what we were doing also (you can see her checking out the lettuce in one of the photos).

kids in the garden - growing romaine

Have I intrigued you enough yet to head on over and learn how it’s done? Make sure to read my article on growing romaine lettuce from kitchen scraps so you can get the step-by-step instructions on how to start growing your own lettuce!


Kids in the Garden Resources

Here are some links for further gardening ideas. They’ll open in a new window for your convenience. Let’s get those kids in the garden!

Do You Have More Ideas?

Do you have more ideas for getting kids in the garden? Or, into gardening? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

10 Responses

  1. Erin-The Usual Mayhem

    Who knew you could grow romaine like that?! So neat! We are adding this to our things-to-grow list this spring. Thanks for sharing -both your post and ours!

  2. Betsy Finn

    Glad to inspire, Erin! 🙂 (and I’m always happy to share good posts with others)

  3. Betsy Finn

    Glad to inspire you, Erin! (and, always happy to pass along helpful posts to others 🙂 )

  4. So cool! I’m gonna have to try it though lettuce is what we have an abundance of in our current garden.

    Thanks for sharing with #smallvictoriessunday. I absolutely love the kitty picture!

  5. Betsy Finn

    Thanks Tanya! 🙂 — we’ve also done celery which works quite well. I bet there are a bunch of veggies you can grow from cuttings…

  6. Farah

    That’s awesome!! I didn’t realize you could do that! How long did it take??

  7. Betsy Finn

    Farah, not too long maybe a couple days to a week or thereabouts, depending on how fresh your core is :). We’ve done this with celery too.

  8. Diane @ Vintage Zest

    What a fun idea! Also, congrats because you are featured on this week’s Do Tell Tuesday link party and have been pinned to our features board! Feel free to grab a button and link up this week too. 🙂 http://www.vintagezest.com/2014/04/do-tell-tuesday-19-with-features.html

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

  9. Betsy Finn

    Glad you stopped by, Diane! Thanks for featuring my post 🙂

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