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I used to have one of these, and they sometimes are tricky to coax into bloom. My plant I got at about three feet tall, and it took off from there, blooming at 5 1/2 feet and on to eight feet tall. I didn't have space, eventually, and gave it away. I found that they tend to bloom most in July. Here's what I did, for conditions: Light. In the summer, they ...


When my red leaf lettuce bolted this year it tasted very bitter, to the point of making me gag; and I like Arugula. When the Romaine bolted, the higher the leaf the more bitter it tasted. I have pulled all our lettuce plants now, and will try to replant some soon. This is my first year with a vegetable garden in about 5 years; and at a new house and in new ...

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