Answer: It sounds to me like the lettuce has it pretty good in your garden! The problem may stem from all the pampering, actually. Usually leaves grow large and succulent when there is too much nitrogen, which results in a prolonged juvenile state. Heading in lettuce is a sign of maturity, and my specthe fertilizer is getting in the way of "growing up". This is speculation, but I suggest some experimentation. Cut the fertilizer in half for some and eliminating it for others, while maintaining it as is onthe rest of the crop, and see what occurs. If you're not comfortable with experimentation, contact your extension agent (ph# 956-8397) and see if they have more specific suggestions. Hope this helps!
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