WesternGardener, contributor | May 19th, 20158 comments
If you're looking for a new lettuce to try this season, why not plant some 'Sandy' lettuce? Despite its name, this All-America Selections winner is tender, sweet and grows exceptionally well in patio containers.
cookinwithherbs, contributor | May 31st, 20142 comments
We've had a cool spring and rain so this year the salad greens are phenomenal. And I don't just mean lettuce (although I love the choices we have)... no ho hum salads around here. If you grow some of these greens--and it's not to late to plant them--every salad will be a chef's delight.
There are many, many lettuces to choose from, way beyond what you can buy at the grocery. And here's good news: the "exotic" varieties are way easier to grow, and way more nutritious and colorful, than that old standby, iceberg.
When a plant bolts, it forms flowers and then seeds, and while this is happening, the leaves turn bitter. Lettuce is not the only plant to bolt, but it's the plant that has been most studied. Learn what causes bolting and bitterness, and what you can do to delay the process.