Bolting

Solutions

Cold spells or changes in day length causes plants timing to be affected, usually seen on plants which are approaching maturity.

Description

When a plant bolts, it sends up a tall flower stalk in a very short period of time. This means that the plant has gone to seed and will decline in terms of flavor. We generally use this term in relation to vegetable gardening, where plants such as lettuce and spinach are notorious for bolting once the weather gets hot.