bitter lettuce

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 lettuce horticulture vegetable gardening

1 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.