Indoor lettuce?

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  1. daisybeans

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    That's great KK... have you eaten any yet? It sure does look different from the parent, doesn't it?
     
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    Eating it?? EErrrrr ...... maybe I might just give it a small bite later today. :)
     
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    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 :)
     
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    Hmmm. Wonder why it is bitter?
     



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  5. KK Ng

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    Daisybeans, I think it is the weather because romaine needs cooler weather so I guess the hot weather made it bitter, I maybe wrong!! :)
     
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    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.
     
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    Thanks for the confirmation Mart :)
     
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    so sorry it was bitter kk. i agree with mart about the heat. better luck next time!
     
  9. mart

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    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.
     
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    No problem Bunkie, there is always the supermart down the road :D

    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!!! :D
     
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    I know what you mean. It is 92 F. here in Texas today and summer hasn`t even started yet.
     

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