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by Tessa on June 11, 2005 08:40 PM
Hi all,

What could cause lettuce to be bitter?

Thanks,

Tessa [flower]
by Bill on June 11, 2005 09:29 PM
Lettuce is a cool weather crop.
If the weather is hot, it can affect the flavor.
Over fertilizing or using chemical fertilizers can result in a bitter taste.
If the lettuce bolts (goes to seed) it will make the lettuce VERY bitter tasting.

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by Tessa on June 11, 2005 09:51 PM
Thanks Bill,

The only one you listed that I can think of that could be the cause is over fertilizing, maybe. I used fish emultion once per month. I grew in cool weather, but we did have a really unusual warm break early on, maybe that's it. Thanks again.

Tessa [flower]

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