When a plant produces an unwanted flower head immediately before dieing.

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How can I regulate lettuce indoors so it doesn't bolt/flower?

Is there a science to regulating lettuce indoors in a way that prevents or minimizes bolting/flowering?
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Should I cut off the stems of my bolting pak choi?

My whole pak choi spring harvest is bolting right now (I sowed in a green house very early to get a second one in if need be). However I read that with pak choi when the plant is bolting it usually ...
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Can I save this crop of broccoli that bolted early?

We've been having a yo-yo spring (temperature-wise) here in Central Texas and our Packman Hybrid broccoli, which is in a raised bed and kept under a plastic frame on cold days, just decided to bolt. ...
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Is there any way to know what you're getting when you plant seeds collected from hybrid plants?

I collected a whole bunch of broccoli seeds last year. I think they were packman hybrid broccoli. This year my 'broccoli' grew prolifically, but bolted exceptionally quick. I thought I had planted ...
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Will cutting a bolted lettuce plant allow it to regrow?

I'm a novice gardener and my lettuce has bolted. Do I have to remove the entire plant from the ground or can I just cut it down to the ground so it can regrow?
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Is spinach which has bolted as unusable as bolted lettuce?

Bolted lettuce is famously unusable because your sweet salad leaves turn bitter. But does the same apply to spinach? It's a lettuce type crop (and equally prone to bolting in hot weather) but it's ...
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Why is my spinach flowering and how can I prevent it?

It is an unusually warm year in Minnesota. I planted two rows of spinach around April 15th. Now (end of May) I have two rows of spinach about 2 inches tall, and it all started flowering. Is it now ...
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Controlling Coriander/Cilantro [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you discourage cilantro from bolting too quickly? I have a Coriander plant that I think is bolting. It started flowering and got quite tall.Most of the standard ...
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My lettuce is flowering - does that mean it has bolted?

I planted a batch of "zesty blend" lettuce seeds. They seem to be doing fine, but suddenly they started flowering: Have they bolted? They look healthy otherwise. Still edible?
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What about covering lettuces during hot periods?

This question reminds us that lettuces don't like too much hot weather. To look after my lettuce crop and guard against bolting, might it be worth covering the lettuce with, say, layers of damp ...
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Why does one of my onion varieties (Red Baron) invariably bolt?

I plant onion sets every spring and, with the exception of Red Baron, they all flourish. The Red Baron variety invariably bolt in early summer, although they are planted and fed in exactly the same ...
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How do you discourage cilantro/coriander from bolting too quickly?

What techniques can be used to discourage cilantro from bolting too quickly? I plant them and it seems that they almost immediately go to seed after they've reached maturity.
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How do I encourage my Florence fennel to produce fat bulbs?

I have some Florence fennel in my garden that tends to grow very fast in height and to make flowers, but the base stays relatively thin. What should I do to encourage the growth of a "fat" bulb in ...