Workshop
Start a discussion

The Bunnings Workshop community can help with your home improvement projects.

Is this a lettuce?

Ricochet
Budding Contributor

Is this a lettuce?

I really hope this is a lettuce; I've had a few leaves and apart from being a bit bitter they seem okay.  And is it normal for a milky substance to come out of the stem (maybe I cut a bit close at Harvest time!)

 

20210608_123443.jpg20210608_123501.jpg20210608_123509.jpg

StevieB
Projects Editor
Projects Editor

Re: Is this a lettuce

Hi @Ricochet,

 

Let me tag @Noelle and @LisasGarden who may be able to offer their expert advice. @MitchellMc will be back on the site on Friday and may also be able to help.

 

Stevie

 

See something interesting? Give it the thumbs up!
Reply
Loading...
LisasGarden
Established Contributor

Re: Is this a lettuce

Yes looks like it from the photo 😊

Reply
Loading...
Noelle
Super Contributor

Re: Is this a lettuce?

Hi @Ricochet 

 

Yes this is a lettuce that is "bolting" to seed, which means it is past its best and will be quite bitter.  Lettuces like warm spring and summer weather and once the it cools and their season is over, they will try to flower and produce seeds for carryover to next year.  That's what this one is doing.  If you cut out the tall central shoots, you may be able to get another harvest from the outer leaves close to the ground but prepared for the fact that they won't taste as nice as they would over summer.

 

The white/milky sap is also perfectly normal.

Reply
Loading...
mich1972
Valued Contributor

Re: Is this a lettuce?

Definitely lettuce bolting to seed @Ricochet 😊

Reply
Loading...

Why join the Bunnings Workshop community?

Workshop is a friendly place to learn, get ideas and find inspiration for your home improvement projects