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Post  landarch on 6/29/2013, 2:40 pm

Decided it was time to pick a couple beets from te SFG this morning and realized the garden has gone gangbusters over the last day or so.

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 Beets (Detroit Red), Carrots (Scarlet Nantes), Cucumber (English Chelsea), Onion (Texas Sweet), Tomato (Juliet)


 ...and Green Beans (Bush Lake and Contender)


 
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/29/2013, 2:54 pm

Gorgeous!

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Post  camprn on 6/29/2013, 3:00 pm

Good golly that's awesome! Whatcha gonna do with all that food?

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Post  Frenchbean on 6/29/2013, 3:01 pm

Landarch Wow what a harvest. Im so jelious lol! I harvested 3 turnips and 1 lonely strawberry idk


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Post  cheyannarach on 6/29/2013, 3:11 pm

What a beautiful harvest! You're making my mouth water! And beautiful photos!
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/29/2013, 3:25 pm

Good thing I can type coz I sure couldn't talk with my jaw dropped on the floor! Shocked 

Thanks for the beautiful photos! They give me hope.

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Post  landarch on 6/29/2013, 3:58 pm

Pickling the beets right now...then a salad.
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Post  JustMe on 6/29/2013, 8:41 pm

Ooh la la! I don't even like beets and I think your harvest is beautiful!

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Post  R&R 1011 on 6/30/2013, 1:43 am

Gorgeous looking food. Adding those beets to my grow list for next year. We use beets in our black bean and rice burgers (way tastier than hamburger). What kind of onions are those?
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Post  llama momma on 6/30/2013, 8:00 am

Wow, really nice pictures.  Your beets are beautiful, just pulled a bunch myself yesterday but yours are prettier than mine.
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Post  landarch on 6/30/2013, 9:05 am

I think the onions are Texas Sweet.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/30/2013, 9:28 am

Wow, what a great harvest 

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Post  southern gardener on 6/30/2013, 3:49 pm

@landarch wrote:Decided it was time to pick a couple beets from te SFG this morning and realized the garden has gone gangbusters over the last day or so.

Beets - Detroit Red

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 ...and Green Beans (Bush Lake and Contender)


 

holy toledo! beautiful harvest! was this out of your straight MM boxes, or the ones you amended? (if I remember correctly) Those beets are picture perfect! congrats!!
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Post  landarch on 6/30/2013, 4:24 pm

Southern, as you may have read from some of my previous posts I am using two different soil types in my boxes: amended native clay soil and Mels Mix.

With onions and beets it seems I get a bit bigger veggie in the amended clay soil.  For example, onions in the amended clay are about 3" in diameter...the same onions in Mels Mix are not even an inch.  I only try carrots in Mels Mix (deep box).

I also say again that with both soil types, I get some really good beets and some that are all tops and no beet even in the same square.
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Post  southern gardener on 6/30/2013, 7:54 pm

@landarch wrote:Southern, as you may have read from some of my previous posts I am using two different soil types in my boxes: amended native clay soil and Mels Mix.

With onions and beets it seems I get a bit bigger veggie in the amended clay soil.  For example, onions in the amended clay are about 3" in diameter...the same onions in Mels Mix are not even an inch.  I only try carrots in Mels Mix (deep box).

I also say again that with both soil types, I get some really good beets and some that are all tops and no beet even in the same square.

I am experiencing the same thing. Gotten some decent beets, but some really good radishes, (which I don't really like Sad ) and some massive turnips. Carrots are puny, and most of the beets are on the small side. Which bed did your beets in the pics come from? I LOVE beets and really want some nice ones like yours! Congrats Smile
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Post  landarch on 6/30/2013, 10:25 pm

My beets came from both soil types...seems like the nicer ones came from non-Mels Mix.  I had problems with squirrels digging up beet seeds and had to re-seed several times so some squares may be a bit behind.
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Post  southern gardener on 6/30/2013, 11:13 pm

ok...good to note. I've planted a whole bunch...hope to get some beauties like yours! We made "covers" out of hardware cloth, and it's kept the squirrels and rabbits out, birds too!
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