Tired Of Bitter Lettuce? Grow Your Own!
Have you noticed that store bought lettuce is often bitter in the summer? It’s not your imagination. Store bought lettuce is bitter because hot sun will cause lettuce to become bitter. I have grow boxes in my backyard, but because they receive a lot of direct sun, I grow sun loving plants only in the grow boxes.
What to do?
You can easily grow lettuce in pots under shade (See above). Using castings helps make the lettuce grow quickly, which is what you want, as slow growing lettuce tends to be bitter also. August tends to be our hottest month, so I’ve got another option specifically for growing in the hottest part of the year that I will share shortly.