Bolting vegetables

I am an ace at growing vegetables that bolt. Please can someone tell me why? It started with the celeriac, I was so grateful 3rd time lucky watered in May etc. They looked magnificent but no bulbous root. I now have fennel flowers and leeks on the point of flowering. Too little water, too many chicken pellets? Advice greatly appreciated. ME Edinburgh

Hot dry summers make it worse. This year I’ve also lost my fennel and leeks in spite of much watering. My celeriac is ok but over the years I’ve learned to start it really early indoors, enrich the soil before I plant it out, and water it every time I see it. Don’t despair, next year’s challenges will be different :blush:

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thank you Liz. I do hope that the challenges of 2021 are less disheartening. Here in Scotland we didn’t have the extreme long heat although May was total bliss.

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