Lettuce Plants
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Lettuce Plants

Zone WALDORF, MD | JJWRAW added on June 10, 2016 | Answered

I have some tall lettuce plants (about 4-5 feet tall). I have no idea what type this is or how or when to harvest them.

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on June 12, 2016

    Lettuce varieties very and so do there growing patterns, but generally would stay much smaller.
    The back of your seed packets contain plant size information.
    It may be that your plants have bolted. This can be due to weather conditions, particularly warm temperatures in the evenings can cause your plants to bolt.
    Here are some articles that will help you.
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/lettuce/growing-lettuce.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/lettuce/bitter-lettuce.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/lettuce/harvesting-leaf-lettuce.htm

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