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bitter lettuce #187076

Asked May 31, 2014, 3:07 PM EDT

What makes lettuce taste bitter. Last week it was fine, been watering everyday. Thanks, L.J.

Lane County Oregon

Expert Response

Lettuce becomes bitter when stressed or when ready to set seed (bolt). Sudden warm weather can bring this on. Except in containers, daily watering is not good for the plants.
Pat Patterson Replied June 02, 2014, 8:36 PM EDT

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