Discussion in 'Fruit and Veg Gardening' started by crystalblueatmosphere, Feb 25, 2010.
That's great KK... have you eaten any yet? It sure does look different from the parent, doesn't it?
Eating it?? EErrrrr ...... maybe I might just give it a small bite later today.
OK tasted one of the leaf and it is really bitter!!! Guess the only logical thing to do now is to recycle it ... err ... I need the pot for another plant
Hmmm. Wonder why it is bitter?
Daisybeans, I think it is the weather because romaine needs cooler weather so I guess the hot weather made it bitter, I maybe wrong!!
No, you are correct. I tried romaine and its ok early in the year while still cool but does get bitter as the heat index goes up.
I have had better luck with the buttercrunch and bibb varieties for heat tolerance. Salad bowl does pretty well too.
Thanks for the confirmation Mart
so sorry it was bitter kk. i agree with mart about the heat. better luck next time!
Perhaps you could try some of the heat tolerant varieties. There are several on the market. Many seed companies have them and they also can be found on ebay if I remember correctly.
No problem Bunkie, there is always the supermart down the road
Thanks for the info Mart, the next time I do it I'll find a cooler and shady place to plant it.
All is not lost cause I really did manage to grow a romaine :-D in this freaking hot weather!!!
I know what you mean. It is 92 F. here in Texas today and summer hasn`t even started yet.
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