18 Review (s)

  1. Tatyana Fedorovna TSVIRKO, Brest

    Beet seeds can be “rushed” and thereby approximate the time of obtaining the root crop. This should be done at the stage of preparation of the fruit for sowing.
    First of all, to saturate the seeds with nutrients, they should be soaked for a day in a solution of any of the following drugs. Calculation is given on 1 l of water with a temperature of 30 degrees: “Energene” (10 drops), “Bud” (1 g), “Agri-cola-4” (1 tsp), superphosphate (1 tsp. ), sifted wood ash (1 Art. l.). After that, slightly washed in running water, the fruit should be germinated in moist material at a temperature of 20-25 degrees until mass germination. Usually it takes 2-3 days. During this time, it is necessary to maintain tissue moisture. Sowing germinated seeds is carried out only in moist soil.
    Another way to “rush” seeds is to harden them. About 2 weeks before sowing, the seeds are laid out with a layer of 3-4 cm in enameled or glassware and poured with water for 1,5 days. Then cover with a damp cloth until swelling, and then put in the refrigerator for a week.

    Beet seeds are tightly “packed” in 3-5 pieces in hard boxes. And a completely useless exercise is to try to extract them from there: nothing will work. Therefore, we have to put up with the fact that when sowing, each fertility gives several seedlings. And so that the plantings are not thickened, the plants must be thinned out.

  2. Olga Tsvetkova, Samara

    Beet roots do not want to fill, the tops are frozen and not developing. I thought to feed the plants with mullein, but neighbors discourage. According to them, in the middle of summer you can only use complex mineral fertilizer, and it is better to embed it in the grooves in 15 cm from the row.
    Is this true?

    • OOO "Sad"

      - Your neighbors are absolutely right. Korovyak and other fertilizers with a high content of nitrogen stimulate active growth of foliage. In the middle of summer this will be at the expense of the fruits. Therefore, give preference to mineral fertilizers. Liberally pour and loosen the garden bed. Fill the grooves in 10-15 cm from the landings superphosphate at the rate of 1 st.l. on 1 sq.m. After this, water the plants with a solution of potassium sulfate (15 g per 10 l of water per 1 sq. M).
      Please note that growth retardation may be due to temperature changes, drought, shortage and even excess nutrition.

  3. Love

    Sergey writes with great love about a vegetable such as beetroot, forgotten by many summer residents. But at the end of his story, he killed all love with “heavy artillery” - copper sulfate. I think that this drug can be used (if there is no other way out!) Only when saving fruit trees, and then only in the fall, so that during the winter it will lose its monstrous forces for all life force.
    If someone eats up beets, I advise you to pour it with a weak saline once or twice: you will scare away uninvited eaters and the root crops themselves will become sweeter (this technique also applies to carrots). In general, there is no need to hurry with planting beets - if the soil is cold, it will go to the arrow. I personally plant beets (and the same carrots) only under the Trinity, in spite of neither the usual calendar nor the lunar one. And there has never been a misfire, but my grandmother taught me this.
    After harvesting, I cut off all the root crops with “meat” so that they do not grow in winter, but I leave their tails on the whole. I keep it by spreading the beets on the potatoes - they protect each other from rot. If you want to collect your seeds, leave two-centimeter “cuttings” on some of the largest beets, plant them in the spring and immediately hammer nearby pegs for garter. And remove the excess color! That’s the whole secret of good seed.

    Beets grow very well in a single-row planting - along carrots, onions and garlic, which protect it from any pests (although, perhaps, the marigolds growing in me everywhere, contribute their contribution).

  4. Leonid Egorov, St. Petersburg

    Three years in a row the sown beets went to the arrow. Why does this happen?

    • OOO "Sad"

      - The causes of beetrooting in the first year are usually two.
      Low air and ground temperatures after sowing. At + 4 ... + 10 degrees, the seeds go through the vernalization stage, and the growth bud turns into a flower bud. Therefore, sow beet seeds when the soil temperature at the depth of sowing reaches +8 ... + 10 degrees. And in case of return frosts for a period of lowering temperature, cover the bed with beet spanbond.

      The second reason is substandard seeds. Some producers receive beet seeds in one year, by reducing the cost of growing plants in the first year to reduce costs. Such seeds give plants that bloom in the first year. Therefore, I recommend to change the seeds.

  5. Evdokia KRIVITSKAYA, Tula

    To make the beets grow sweet, without rings and veins, in autumn, the future bed is sprinkled with a layer of manure in 5 cm. In the spring, I am introducing wood ash (1 st., 1 sq.m.) under the dig.

    After the first thinning, I feed the plants with a solution of Mullein (1: 8) or chicken manure (1: 12). In 5 cm from the roots form a groove depth of 5-7 cm, where I pour out the nutrient composition, so as not to burn the roots.

    To saturate plants with potassium and phosphorus, when the tops begin to close, I plant the beds with wood ash (1-2 st., At 1 sq.m.). I repeat this top dressing when root crops are already actively gaining mass.

  6. Petr Shevtsov, Svetlogorsk

    Why did the beet grow with white veins, and carrots with a light large and almost tasteless core?

    • OOO "Sad"

      Most likely, you got low-quality seeds of hybrids. Vegetables showed signs of wild plants, which are highly resistant to disease, but do not taste very good.
      It is these that breeders most often use when creating hybrid varieties. But when crossing passes with disturbances, then, besides the advantages, plants get disadvantages. Beetroot ring and fibrous, in carrots - light color and a large proportion of the core in the root crop. Most likely, when crossing plants of different varieties, BAD were isolated from each other.

      To exclude such phenomena, between cross-dusted plants should be about 1000 m. Unfortunately, in seed-growing farms poorly mop around the surrounding areas. Hence the genes of wild plants, which introduce unwanted signs. Roots that have grown in your beds can be eaten, but it is better to start them for processing, wiping them on a small grater so that their flaws can not be seen, or sent to animal feed.
      And in the future I recommend buying seeds only from trusted producers.
      Anton LESHCHEV, Cand. of sciences

  7. Claudia SHUPIKOVA

    If the leaves of beets begin to appear rounded yellow spots - the plants lack potassium. Spread around the root crops of wood ash (1 station on 1 sq. Beds), and then loosen the soil.

  8. Natalia Petrovna GOFAROVA

    I want to share a good cough recipe with readers. I perfectly understand those who after a cold suffer a protracted cough. This is such an infection, which, if attached, then it will not simply retreat.

    At me and most sometimes in the mornings a cough as a crash of a waterfall. It helps me one recipe, which I advise everyone who has a "weak throat".

    Rub the raw beet in such quantity to fill the glass. Add 8 to the 2 art. l. apple cider vinegar and stir. Leave to infuse for an hour and a half. After that, take 10 tsp every 1 minutes. Beetroot and slowly dissolve in the mouth. For a day or two a cough will pass! In any case, I do not use any tablets.

  9. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    I was convinced that you do not need to plant beets early, because Lowering the temperature (which often happens at the beginning of the season) can lead to the formation of flower shoots. If you need an early beet, then it is better to plant it on a seedling in a greenhouse, because it transits the transplant without losses.
    My favorite varieties are Cylinder and Commander. To make beets grow sweeter, a month before harvesting, I feed her with phosphorus-potassium fertilizer, which accelerates the outflow of nutrients from leaves to root crops.

  10. Claudia SHUPIKOVA

    Last year, by early March, the beets in the cellar began to rot. Those few root crops, which have not yet succumbed to the infection, decided to use to forcing fresh greenery. Deep plastic containers were disinfected with a saturated solution of potassium permanganate, rinsed with pink solution and root vegetables. At the bottom of the tanks poured a drainage layer of broken brick. Then - river sand (3 cm). And on top is a mixture of turf ground, humus and peat (1: 2: 3).
    She drank copiously with warm water.
    Root crops planted without gaps, sprinkled with soil, not reaching 1-2 cm to the head, and then fell asleep to the top with sand. The first 7 days kept in the hallway (where it is darker and cooler than everything), then moved to the battery. The first time abundantly drizzled beets through 2 weeks after planting. Later, watered rarely, but checked that the soil under the layer of sand was always wet. And after a week later 3 cut the first tender leaves into borsch. Beets on the windowsill pleased the whole family with fresh herbs until the summer, and there already appeared a lot of delicious things on the beds.

  11. Svetlana BOGACHEVA, the Leningrad Region

    For a good harvest beets do not need anything much, except for light, fertile, not too wet soil, light, regular, but moderate watering. This beetroot is very useful for health. In boiled form it improves the metabolism, stabilizes the work of the intestines, cleans it of toxins.
    Beet juice in combination with apple is effective in anemia. It is necessary to squeeze out a glass of apple juice and mix it with 1 / 4 glass of beet juice. Drink in the mornings every day for 2 weeks.
    With avitaminosis, a mixture of beet and carrot juice is very useful (1: 2). You need to drink 10 days for 1 a glass.
    If a runny nose appears, the beet juice should be diluted with boiled water (1: 1) and instilled a solution into each nostril for 1-2 drops.

  12. Nadezhda and Maxim Sergeev, Nizhny Novgorod

    grown beets in the country - how and when to clean it?

    • OOO "Sad"

      Thekla Beetroot (September 1) - in dry sunny weather, the beginning of harvesting beets, the first of root crops. It is harvested earlier than carrots when the first light frosts appear: large root crops, protruding above the soil, are more damaged by cold (at t minus 1 ° С), which makes them unsuitable for storage.

      Mid-season beetroots are harvested when its leaves are yellowed and dried: late August - first half of September. Late ripening varieties are harvested from the second half of September to the end of October. The beets are carefully dug up with a pitchfork, they are removed from the soil by hands, slightly cleared from the ground, they are not washed, the tops are immediately cut with a sharp knife at a height of 0,5-2 cm or twisted flat with the head.

  13. Gennady

    After transplanting the beets to the garden, the roots grew with large white veins, but at the same time, there were no such problems for the remaining plants in the nursery. Soil and care for the whole beet were the same. Why did it happen?

    • OOO "Sad"

      In fact, there are quite a few reasons for this. Let's understand: since these are the same plants, we can exclude the first reason - the low quality of the seeds. The second probable reason is the lack of fertilizers. For example, in this way beets can react to a lack of potassium. In this case, it was enough for you to make 250 g of wood ash at 1 sq. M, so that the problem disappears.
      The third option is incorrect watering. You can not water the beets with large interruptions, it is better to do this often, but gradually, so that the soil is constantly a bit damp. If the beet was actively growing, the white strips can also indicate that there are a lot of fertilizers in the soil. This is good, and bad at the same time: on the one hand, the roots were quickly poured, and on the other, they could accumulate nitrates.


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