4 Review (s)

  1. Marina KRUGLOVA, Penza

    For winter storage, I grow late varieties of beets. They grow slowly and in comparison with early ripening varieties have more dense flesh, accumulate more solids, respectively, when stored slowly lose moisture and do not rot. The choice of varieties is now great, but not all of them grow well in my garden.

    Gradually, through trial and error, I identified 3 varieties that grow well and are stored. In addition, the root crops of each variety differ in shape, so they are easy to sort.
    Bordeaux 237 is a very old variety with round root crops, and now is not losing ground. We begin to choose beetroot for food already at the end of July, but root crops reach full size and ripeness only by mid-September and are stored until mid-winter.
    Egyptian flat in form reminds turnips. It ripens late, in late September. With warm dry autumn, you can leave it on the patch until the middle of October, then it will keep fresh until the spring.
    Mulatto - beets are very dark in color, without light stripes on the cut. The root crop is roundish from above, with an elongated conical tip. The pulp is very juicy and sweet, good in raw form.

    When laying for storage, it is very important to select completely healthy root crops, without the slightest damage. I cut off the crop, leaving the petioles of length 1 cm. I store in boxes with birch sawdust, placing root crops in them vertically in one layer.

  2. Elena LOZKINA, Republic of Udmurtia

    The main valuable qualities of beet gains in the last weeks of growth. Therefore, with its cleaning is better not to hurry. However, if you overeat the beets in the garden, it may become blocked or cracked, as I did a year ago. I waited until the autumn rains ceased, as a result of the oversaturation with moisture, the beet was cracked and poorly stored.
    The optimal harvesting time is largely dependent on the variety. If the beet is ripe and planted in mid-May, it must be removed already in mid-July and early August. If the variety is mid-season, the harvesting period is shifted to the end of August. Late ripening is removed in September - early October, which is a bit late for our region. There is a great danger that beets will be spoiled by night frosts, so most of our gardeners (including myself) plant mid-ripening varieties.

    I take the beetroot away in late August, as soon as it begins to turn yellow and the lower leaves die. With warm autumn can be removed a little later. But if September is hot, beets can become flabby.

  3. Irina

    Hello .... Is it possible to plant Bordeaux beetroot now ... in early July? Right into the ground.

  4. Elena BOYKOVA

    Will beet is good!
    Beets can be grown through sowing in the ground or through seedlings. Of course, to get a good harvest is very important to observe the time of sowing. Do not rush to throw seeds in the cold ground. In the early sowing shoots fall under the influence of spring colds, and this will lead to further arming of plants, and as a result, root plants such plants will not be tied.
    If you grow beets by direct sowing of seeds into the ground, it is necessary to thin out the plants. In beets from one seed-glomerulus, several plants appear at once. Together they will never grow, so remove the extra ones. The first thinning is carried out when 2 real leaflets are formed at the beet. The second - when the root crops will be slightly smaller than the walnut, the third - as needed.
    Do not throw away plants after the first thinning. They can be transplanted to another garden - such seedlings take root well. After thinning per 1 square. m should remain at least 15 plants - with a large area of ​​nutrition, root crops will grow annular inside.
    While the beet leaves do not close, be sure to do loosening-the more often, the better. Beets like this procedure very much, and it starts to grow right before our eyes. Be sure to remove the weeds from the ridges.
    This beauty is very responsive to fertilizing with nitrogen-containing fertilizers. But do not overdo it - with an excess of nitrogen in the root crops, hollows appear. At the end of July, replace nitrogen with potassium. In no case do not bring fresh manure for planting, beets will be clumsy and bitter in taste.
    If you have sour plants on the soil, do not wait for a good harvest. The strongest root crops are obtained on alkaline soils. Of great importance is the culture-predecessor. Plant beets after potatoes, onions, cabbage.
    The secret of growing smooth, succulent root crops in watering. Watering is necessary regularly, especially when the plants are very young and during the formation of root crops. Large breaks between watering can not be done, and for 3-4 weeks before harvesting, generally refuse irrigation.
    To root sweet, 2-3 times a season, starting from the moment of root growth, do salt salting (a handful of salt on 10 l of water). In Yul water dilute a handful of salt and pour it beets.
    And one more tip for those gardeners whose garden is chosen by cabbage keel: plant beets in the affected areas - it perfectly disinfects the soil.


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