EssieB


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Re: QUESTION: Bitter lettuce

Hi Again Sandy,
I was just reading in Dick Raymond's wonderful book, The Joy of Gardening that you can plant lettuce seeds in the garden all season long. I wish i had planted mine in succession instead of all at once, then we would have been able to eat it when it was ready to harveset. i have a lot of lettuce that is going bitter....so i will plant more asap instead of waiting until the Fall...Anyway, Dick writes that Black Seeded Simpson is a good lettuce to plant and Oak Leaf too b/c it doesn' get bitter as quickly in warm weather. Happy Gardening!

EssieB

Re: QUESTION: Bitter lettuce

Hi Sandy,
I can relate b/c some of my lettuce is bitter also, esp the Mesclun..i noticed early on when the lettuce leaves were smaller, it was sweeter. But i really haven't found out yet why the lettuce is now bitter...but guessing, it could be that the soil needed more lime...or the hot summer temps could be causing it. Going to replant lettuce in the Fall when it's cooler. Wish you the best with your garden!

EssieB