Category Archives: Lettuce

Bolted Lettuce


If you get a dry hot sunny period make sure you keep watering your lettice as much as possible or else you run the risk of it “bolting“.  This means it shoots up tall and begins to create flower buds.

Bolted lettuce tastes AWFUL!  It is so bitter that it really is best avoided if at all possible.  When my lettuces bolt I pull them out and compost them.


The best and worst things about home grown lettuce…


The best thing:  The taste of my allotment grown “Webbs Wonderful” lettuce is second to none, far better than any super market equivalent!

The worst thing:  Finding slugs in the leaves whilst washing it!!!  Well worth the unpleasant surprises though!!!