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Jul 6, 2016 6:47 AM CST
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I have live butter lettuce that I bought from the grocery store that I planted. It tasted fine before I planted it. Now that it has been growing for a few weeks it tastes bitter. Anything u can do?
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Jul 6, 2016 7:55 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
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Your lettuce plant might just be past it's prime; lettuce does tend to get bitter as the plants age, particularly in hot weather.
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Jul 6, 2016 6:30 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Yes, lettuce has a somewhat short window for which to grow it. Afterwards it bolts, trying to go to seed or actually going to seed. Tastes bitter then.
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