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08 Jul 16 Katie (Australia - temperate climate)
I left my cos lettuce to seed last season in our raised garden bed. The new plants are now growing beautifully, but they are all quite bitter. Even the baby plants. They are getting plenty of water, being winter time! Any ideas as to why this may be and what I can do about it?
20 Aug 16 Luke (Australia - temperate climate)
Usually if it's too hot lettuce can get bitter but I think it may have more to do with the soil quality, and/or Ph. I would look into the Ph and then the soil nutrient content.
29 Jul 16 Simon (Australia - temperate climate)
hi Katie, I had the same problem with red cos lettuce ... not sure wat can be done, its a shame no one replied with a solution!
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