I cut the Lettuce.......

And it is really bitter.Why? Somehow I found the seed package and it is "Gr and Rapids" if that has anything to do with it? I tried leaves from both th e top and the bottom with the same results. If this is the nature of the be ast I have waited a long time for nothing. Thoughts? MJ
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On Mon, 2 Jun 2014 06:54:21 -0700 (PDT), " snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com"

Hmm. Maybe you waited too late. How hot is it where you are? Heat will make lettuce taste bitter.
We had wonderful luck growing Grand Rapids last year and this year and it was a delicious tender lettuce, not bitter at all. We grew ours from seed as well. However, we pulled up or cut back all out lettuces at the same time when the weather started to get too warm for them. They do taste better, and grow better, when temperatures are cooler.
We actually had better luck here growing it in the fall. It kept producing, and stayed sweet, right up until the first frost. You might want to try it again as a fall crop.

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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com;1002856 Wrote:

In my experience this is usually caused by lack of water/poor soil. Have you tried one that is only a few weeks old? Maybe harvest them before they are even close to maturity. Boron/Borax in small quantities will 'sweeten' most fruits, but I don't know about lettuce...
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