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Leaf miners for sure, 100%. If you feed your beets well with good quality fertilizer they can outgrow miners and have an awesome crop still, of both leaves and roots. Liquid seaweed, compost tea, a good all purpose fertilizer, ect or any combo of the above can work.


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Geotextiles are a step up from weed block fabric generics. Use nds. Use woven. Or use organic matter and sheetmulch. . . Stop stressing.


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According to the Paint Quality Institute, quoted by this site, leaching of water-soluble components in latex paint occurs mainly within a few weeks of the paint's application. All latex paints are made with some water soluble ingredients, such [as] dispersants, surfactants, wetting agents, thickeners, and glycols. All of these ingredients eventually come ...


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Good to consider, and yes, that would be very probable. In fact, some paints such as that are actually designed to deteriorate so as to shed bits of paint to keep looking nice and bright! So, it sort of depends on what's in the paint, but it seems like it would be an extremely poor idea to have any paint ingestion! Another consideration might be that it ...


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The flowers are irrelevant, except that the small green "fruits" you will get when the flowers die are toxic, so you might want to remove them if you have children or pets that might try eating them. Some potato varieties flower, others do not. The conventional time to harvest the crop is when the foliage begins to die. Some varieties will continue ...


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