Tuesday, March 23, 2010

This is what "bolt" looks like!

Lettuce HATES warm weather and we've been having more and more of it here in south Texas. When cold weather plants get warm, they bolt.

Here's what romaine lettuce looks like in bolt:

I think it's beautiful with all the delicate yellow flowers!

I let it stay in the garden box longer than I should have. It drew LOTS of bees to the garden, and I'll be planting soon so busy bees in the garden will be a good thing. Plus, I'm sure a lot of it went to seed and I will have a free lettuce bed next fall (and free lettuce in the walkway, in between the pavers, in other garden boxes...you get the idea!)

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