This is only my 2nd year with a garden, having some issues with stuff: 1, Why did the lettuce I planted in april grow up intsead of into a "ball". I planted Butternut and Iceberg and both had some very tasty young leaves (I was thinning) and then both varieties started growing up instead of into the round ball and got very bitter tasting. We watered when it didn't rain and fertilizer was horse and chicken poo compost only. 2, for the 2nd year in a row my silverqueen corn didn't grow, I have huge stalks and have cobs about 3 inches and not fully formed even though the fuzz on top of the husk was completely dry. BTW other things grew well, my radishes, peppers, tomatoes, rutabagas and sunflowers are awesome, but the broccoli is looking puny also.