How to plant a beet for a good harvest
We have eternal problems with the climate: in the north - the vast expanses of risky farming zones, in the south - the withering heat of all living. It would seem that for normal agriculture, almost nothing remains. However, everything is growing perfectly for everyone!
We are working with my husband Sergei in the garden since childhood. But I started reading our wonderful magazine only when I retired. In June I turned 55 years, finally there was time for the garden. Of course, and when I worked, the garden was not empty, but I had to do everything in my free time.
Last spring, we decided to plant a pumpkin - for the first time in our garden life. But how?
The details were very important!
It sometimes seems to us that some details can be omitted - such as trifles that everyone knows.
But you can not! Trifles are also important.
I decided to write when I read the article "Three Beetroot Secretes". To my surprise, few people grow beets like my husband. At us she always very large, sweet, and to this day of any problems with it was not.
And the whole secret is that the beets, as soon as three or four leaves appeared, should be planted. We do not squeeze it and do not thin it, but plant it. We pull out from one place and transplant it into the prepared rows.
Our southern edge, in the summer it is very hot - up to 41 ° in the shade! Therefore, we are deepening the ranks so that watering is more plentiful, well, and to save water and time for watering. We have a garden of about 4 hundred parts, so we sow beet seeds, mid-season cabbage (for example, Slava), a few tomatoes for open ground in a row with radish.
It happens that there are almost no winters, then in February or March we sow radish in the middle of the garden on a hill, and in the rows formed on the side we sow bulbs grown over the winter for greens (feathers) and dill, and on the other side beet, cabbage, tomatoes. All these cultures, even if snow still falls, are not afraid of the cold, but the tomato seedlings are hardened, not that on the windowsill or in the heated greenhouse. And when the radish ripens, the dill is ready for consumption.
But back to the beetroot. So she rose up in a friendly manner, grew a little (and even if it's strong, then it's okay).
We pull out a bundle of beet seedlings, tear off with the hand ilm, cut off the top of the leaves with a knife, the tip of the tail and transplant it into a well-watered row in a staggered order. We have plenty of sun, so we plant densely, approximately at a palm distance from each other. In addition, it is not always necessary to have a large beet, and we start it when it just grew a little bit.
This beetroot grows faster than the one that was not transplanted, but we are in no hurry to clean it in the basement until the fall. In the autumn, before the first frost, we clean it and put it in the sand for storage, in the basement or cellar - as you like.
About the varieties of beet that I plant
I plant ordinary seeds of beetroot Bordeaux, one-seed, Detroit. These are proven seeds for years. Roots of single-growth and Detroit grow to 3 kg and more. But I did not really like the cylinder: it's small, it's not well kept, only the place occupies our small vegetable garden.
Saw somehow for imported beet seeds. I did not put it myself, so I can not say anything. We never fertilize the ground for beets, it is already growing very well. This, of course, does not mean that my advice is suitable for everyone, the land is different for everyone. But it's worth a try. We had two cottages, four different kitchen gardens ("roamed" in youth), and we never fertilized the beets, unlike cucumbers or eggplants. By the way, most of all needs regular raspberries.
See also: Large beets and beetroot secrets
And now some recipes of very tasty dishes from beets
Fried beet with bell pepper
We need to take the largest beet, peel, grate on a large grater, add two onion heads, cut into half rings. Fry until soft. Separately in sunflower oil fry small Bulgarian peppers whole, with seeds and stems. Serve the beetroot as a side dish, laying on top of 2-3 pepper.
Fried potatoes with beets
In a frying pan first put the large-sliced potatoes, fry until the floor is ready and add the beet, grated on a large grater. Fry until done.
Three on a medium grater boiled beets. Add garlic, mayonnaise and fragrant pepper to taste.
On the pictures of pumpkin and beet, they were photographed by our youngest daughter: we do not have modern phones. She is 29 years old, she lives with her family in the city, and we share the harvest with them.
© Author: Nadezhda Nikolaevna North Ossetia-Alania
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