7 Review (s)

  1. Kirill Alexandrovich Ivanov, city of Bataysk, Rostov region.

    Beets can be sown both in spring and autumn - before winter. For winter sowing, select only cold-resistant varieties that do not shoot for a long time. Among them are 'Cold Resistant 19', 'Winters A 474', 'Bordeaux 237', 'Detroit'. Winter beet planting is usually carried out in late October - early November. After sowing, watering the beds is not necessary. Just cover them with sawdust or fir spruce branches. In the spring, remove the shelter and gently loosen the aisles.

  2. Alexandra KACHALOVA, Lomonosov

    Cylindrical beet, despite its unusual appearance, is liked by gardeners for their simplicity of cultivation and good taste. In addition, the elongated root vegetables are convenient to cut and grate.
    Cylindrical beetroot is mid-season, about 4 months pass from the first germination to maturity. Root crops reach a mass of 600 g, and in length they grow to 15-16 cm. Their color is saturated, dark red, without whitish circles typical of round beets. The yield of a cylindrical beet is high, as it is resistant to diseases characteristic of this culture. It is only necessary to observe simple rules.
    Beetroot grows well on the soil after cabbage, cucumbers, carrots or onions.
    In order to achieve a bright dark red color, it is worth choosing a sunny area, in the shade the beet grows pale. Seeds begin to sow after the soil warms up to 6 °, this is around mid-May. The width of the bed should be about 1 m. Furrows make every 25 cm, pour and dip the seeds to a depth of about 3-4 cm. Then mulch with peat.
    In order for the root vegetables to grow to their optimum size, dilute the beets 2 times. First, you need to do this after the first shoots, so that the distance between them is 2-3 cm, and when a pair of real leaves appear, increase the clearings to 10-12. See if you do everything right, then in September-October, harvest an excellent crop.

  3. Karina VERCHUK, Moscow Region

    We sow beets in autumn
    Beets can be sown not only in spring, but also in late autumn, for the first frosts. With sufficient snow cover, its seeds perfectly winter and already with the first rays of the spring sun they start growing. Beetroot podzimnego sowing very early and gives vitamins and greenery, and root vegetables. In the spring, it will not be necessary to "catch the weather" for sowing: the plants themselves will determine the optimal timing of germination and easily transfer recurrent cold snaps.
    The best predecessors of beets: tomatoes, potatoes, peppers. Deposited from ethical crops, the beds are dug up, humus, ash, and some phosphorus fertilizers are added. I Just not fresh manure! Sowing is carried out after frosts. One of the folk signs of the beginning of winter sowing is the complete fall of foliage from cherries. Seeds are sown dry and in dry land! If autumn is wet and warm, sowing is better to postpone.
    To get a good harvest, choose quality, full-bodied seeds. Norm should be slightly increased in comparison with spring sowing. It is better to use special varieties that are not inclined to throw out peduncles in harsh conditions: A47 Subzone, Cold-resistant 19, Polar flat. The latter is specially created for the northern regions, its root crops fully ripen through 50-70 days after emergence.

  4. Nelli KOTOVA, Orel region.

    Long-playing beet
    In order to eat the beets early in the summer, I plant the early varieties.
    But I do not forget about the late ones, because it is the autumn roots that can be stored almost until the next harvest.
    For a long time already I grow a grade of the Cylinder. Its fruits are elongated and occupy less space on the bed. But this does not mean that the beets can thicken. At the end of July, I necessarily thin the Cylinder, leaving gaps of at least 10 cm. Torn root crops I use for food, and the remaining ones grow until the beginning of October. By this time they reach 200 g, and individual instances-and 250! In this case, they are perfectly preserved.
    It has excellent keeping quality and Renova. The fruits of this variety are also cylindrical, can reach 350 g! But on average - about 200 g. The pulp is tender, juicy, saturated dark purple.
    Last year, I decided to try new varieties - planted Ataman and Crimean borsch. Their taste was appreciated by homemade ones, and the keeping quality of root crops did not disappoint. A neighbor praises the mid-season hybrid Red Cloud F1. Next year I will definitely plant this beet.
    In order for root crops to be large, every 2 weeks I feed plants with potassium fertilizers. You can take even chlorine-containing, as the beet is resistant to this element.
    Nelli KOTOVA, Orel region.

  5. Olesya GOLOVATSKIH, Nizhny Novgorod region

    Beetroot - its cleaning time
    To ensure that the beets are well ripened and well kept, I remove it, depending on the weather, 15-22 September. This culture is not cleaned early, because from mid-August to early September, root crops gain most of their weight and nutrients. If the autumn frosts are promised, I cover the beets with a spunbond. You need to do this carefully, so that the leaves do not come off ahead of time, otherwise the root will lose weight because the beet will almost cease to grow.
    If there is warm dry weather, then I remove the large and medium root crops, and small give rise to the first of October. Before storing for storage, I dry the beets in a gazebo, where only scattered sun rays fall. After that, I lay the harvest for storage in the cellar.

  6. Anatoly GORODISHENIN, Krasnodar Territory

    Beet priorities
    To achieve a good harvest of beets, I determined for myself a few important rules of cultivation.
    First of all, I plant beets in an open area without shading - the root crop loves the sun. Be sure to thin out the seedlings when the beets grow to a height of about 10 cm, leaving a small distance between the plants. During the period of intensive growth of leaves and root crops, I often water the beets. At the same time, I feed with ammonium nitrate {5 g per 1 sq. m) and an aqueous solution of the infused manure (1: 8).
    To prevent ердеццевинной rot, I spray the plants with 0.1% solution of boric acid (1 g per 1 l of water). I fertilize beets only in the first half of summer. In addition, I try not to wet the beetroot, especially in the second half of the summer, otherwise the fruits can be rotten and will be poorly stored.

  7. Tamara SHEVCHENKO

    Beetroot - Chowder
    Our traditional Russian table I can not imagine without beets! Therefore, one of the main vegetables in my garden is beets. Despite the fact that there are many modern varieties and hybrids now, I prefer the old varieties - Kuban borsch-vaya, Cylinder and Bordeaux.
    In Siberia, summer is short, so I grow beets seedlings (in addition, in summer and so much work, and also to squeeze the beetroot-hoodily, there is not enough time). In the second half of April I sow a row of beets of my favorite varieties in the greenhouse 3, water and cover with non-woven fabric. In early June, when the bird cherry blossom and there is no threat of frost, I plant seedlings in the open ground.
    I have a place for beets along the edges of the beds. Carrots, onions, garlic, etc. grow in the center, and I plant beets at the edges. I make a groove, pour ash and compost, water and plant seedlings. A week, of course, she gets sick, takes root, but then she grows and grows well to a good size.
    At this time, the main thing is to water it in time, preventing the earth from drying out. Beets are very fond of water, so I moisturize the plant regularly to prevent root crops from cracking. With irregular heavy watering, water metabolism in the plant cells is disturbed and the fetus cracks. Once, in the middle of summer, I feed the beets with an aqueous solution of mineral fertilizer and pour 2 times with salt water (in a 10-liter bucket of water I dissolve 1 cup of salt). So the beets become sweeter, and the soil receives additional nutrients. A month before digging up the beets, I practically stop watering (excess moisture adversely affects keeping quality), especially since August is usually rainy. For harvesting, I choose a sunny day, so that the beets are well dried out in the fresh air, and then they are lowered into the basement. I keep in boxes with sand.


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