Lettuce Plants

Harvesting/Pruning Lettuce

Anonymous added on June 14, 2011 | Answered

When do you harvest lettuce, and what does it mean when a flower stem w/yellow flowers grows on your lettuce?

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Answered on June 15, 2011

The time to harvest lettuce depends on the type of lettuce. Head lettuce is ready when the head becomes firm. Leaf lettuce is harvested when the plants get large enough to use. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/what-is-bolting-what-it-means-when-a-plant-bolts.htm

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