Second time lucky (beetroot)

I couldn’t face karate this evening – the sun was too good to miss. And it was an opportunity to plant some more beetroot. I originally planted some in March, as the book said I could. However, there is just one lone beetroot coming through and I am doubtful there will be more to follow.

 Now, I am left wondering what went wrong. Is it because the soil is so depleted in nutrients in that patch of ground or was it just too cold at that time? Of course, it could be the seeds which are past their best, so the waiting continues to see if the second batch deliver the goods.

I absolutely adore beetroot, so I am hoping that this year I will get a better crop that in the previous two years. With my soil being best suited to brassicas, it would seem, I may have to do something about its alkalinity/acidity. As this is an area of gardening I have yet to explore, it looks like it is back to my books for some research.


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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2 Responses to Second time lucky (beetroot)

  1. tinyokgarden says:

    Beet roots are generally fool proof, so, I will make a few guesses. Soil to cold, soil to wet or old seed and a poor germanation rate.
    Good luck
    Happy gardening

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