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Common red cultivar of beet *Beta vulgaris*

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My beets are bolting, how long until seeds are ready?

I recently harvested my beetroots, and left the 3 best ones to get some seeds from. They are already bolting and have a truss with what looks will be the seeds. How long does it takes until the seeds ...
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What could be eating my beet greens?

I have some rows of beets, and it seems that something has started to eat their beet greens. Interestingly, whatever is eating them seems to be working its way methodically up the row, rather than ...
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What is the result of “unpredictable” cross-pollination of beets?

I inherited a community plot this summer along with a sprinkling of second-season plants which were overlooked at harvest in the fall. I have one beet which is currently bolting (do you say bolting ...
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Beet leaves bubbling

A few of my beet plants (~5%) have these odd skin-like bubbles forming on one or two of their leaves. When I pop them they're filled with these patches of black particles (possibly dead pests of some ...
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Carrot & Beetroot seeds not sprouting

I planted carrot and beetroot seeds outdoors (UK) nearly 2 months ago. Only a few seeds have sprouted, out of two full packets (probably 30+ seeds of each type). The seeds were planted into freshly ...
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Beet plant - leaves turning yellow-brown

I have a beet plant that I grew from seeds. They started off great and healthy. In fact I plucked some leaves to use in a salad. After that some of the leaves are turning yellow and drying up. What ...
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How will I know when beetroot is ready to harvest?

How does beetroot look when it is ready to harvest? How long can it stay in the soil after that?
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Do different cultivars of a species have different growing conditions?

I am a novice at growing plants and want to grow bulls blood beet to harvest as a micro green. I shall be doing this in a greenhouse, but I want to know if growing different cultivars(variaties? ) of ...
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What to do with 2nd season beetroot?

I planted some beetroot last year and obviously should have harvested it before winter but as I didn't have a use for all of it at the time I left some of it to grow. Now it's May (Spring) and I've ...
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Can I harvest beetroot early as “micro beetroots”?

I bought a pack of beetroot seeds today, but there are a lot more than I thought (250). Seems like farm sort of quantities far more than my window sill can hold. Anyway, I had the idea to grow them ...
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How are root vegetables grown in hot climates?

In previous answers, I've mentioned our general lack of success growing root vegetables in North Texas. Carrots and beetroots do not do well at all - roots are few and small. Onions and potatoes do ...