I live in the south. Lettuce does well during the cool months and tastes good. butt he problem is that it bolts quickly and turns bitter when it gets warm.
My question is this- does growing lettuce in a water-based system like AP keep the plant cool enough to prevent or retard bolting and the bitterness?
I figured the water temp would be lower than air temp but did not know how this would translate to the plant.
Oak Leaf lettuces do well in warmer weather. Also, harvesting sooner than it says on the package is a good idea for all lettuces in warm weather. The leaves are a bit smaller, but better tasting.
That's what I needed to know. I grow the plants you guys suggested. (in the dirt garden).
I was just hoping I could keep the cool weather crops and have something others did not have at the local farmer's market this next season. I've only produced stuff for my own family in the past but was thinking about ramping up production if I could make some cash.