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Post  galebm06 on 5/8/2014, 12:56 pm

I have been trying to SFG over the past few years with so-so success.  I have recently retired and hope to be able to put more effort into than I have in the past.  Can you believe I have never been able to grow beets in my SFG!  I must be doing something wrong. I am hoping this site will help.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/8/2014, 1:33 pm

Hi Gale.  Welcome!  Glad you're here. 

You might try looking in the regional posts (from the home page) to see what others have to say about beets in your area.
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Post  camprn on 5/8/2014, 1:38 pm

HI there and Welcome to the SFG Forum!!

I have to say that some years are better than others to grow beetroot. Also they don't like the soil/growing mix to be too rich. Use a well rounded homemade compost in the bed before sowing. Beets are a cool season crop.
Thanks for the reminder, I need to sow my beets this week.

Here are some links for more information:

http://myfolia.com/plants/90-beetroot-beta-vulgaris

http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/HG_2004-11.pdf

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