Growing lettuce is one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Provide well drained soil, plenty of water and sunshine and you will be rewarded with delicious leaves for the perfect salad.
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e problems with lettuce is that is flowers or bolts. This is a naturally occurring phenomena that is necessary for the plant to make seeds. The result of bolting is that the lettuce turns bitter. It becomes bitter very quickly.
Lettuce that is bolting begins to elongate and grow rapidly vertical. You can identify this process by slicing open a head or plant of lettuce and noting if the growing crown in the center is taking on a cone shape. If it is, the lettuce is bolting and will soon turn bitter. Harvest your plants and put in some new ones. I like to plant new seeds every three weeks throughout the summer in order to have a continuous harvest right till frost.
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