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  1. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Beets have been missing for several years in a row. At first it grows, then its leaves wither and dry up (sometimes one at a time, sometimes 3-4 at once). There is no apparent reason. As a result, those roots that survive become "wood". Why is that?

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    • OOO "Sad"

      - Most likely, the plants die due to a disease - beet root. The root cause could be a prolonged cold spring, low fertility, heavy texture, soil prone to swimming and crust formation, excess or lack of moisture, high acidity, low-quality seeds. Young plants weakened by these factors easily infect pathogens, including fungi. When re-growing beets in one place, the root-eating pathogen can accumulate in the soil, so you need to alternate crops.

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  2. Nikolay Pervushin, Smolensk

    Last year, I sowed beetroot seeds at different times. Those plants, the seeds of which were sown in May, went to the arrow. Why?

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    • OOO "Sad"

      - Beetroot is a biennial plant. In the first year, it forms leaves and a root crop. In the second year, it forms a flower arrow and gives seeds, after which the plant dies. To form an arrow, beets need to go through the vernalization process (storage at a temperature of about +5 degrees). With a two-year cycle of plant development, this process takes place during winter storage. But vernalization can also take place in the first year, when the seeds are under the influence of a low positive temperature for a long period.
      With early sowing in cold soil, the seeds do not germinate for a long time, and in this case, beets can be forged even in the first year, bypassing the stage of root crop formation. Therefore, beet seeds must be sown when the soil temperature rises to +8 degrees, at a depth of 3-5 cm. If you need to sow them early or even before winter, use varieties resistant to flowering (for example, Podzimnyaya474).

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  3. Maria Yurievna KUVAEVA, Tula

    More recently, beet tops have started to grow, and have already begun to turn yellow. What can be wrong?

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    • OOO "Sad"

      In the initial period, beets actively build up their vegetative mass, for which they require a lot of nitrogen. If it is in short supply, the leaves become smaller and their tips turn yellow. In the case when this color extends to the entire leaf blade, we can talk about chlorosis due to a lack of iron.
      The problem is solved by top dressing with complex fertilizers with the presence of nitrogen and iron.

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  4. Lyudmila

    I would like to ask a question about growing beets. Since my site is small, all plantings are mixed. Beets grow in two beds at once: on one - along with zucchini, in one line from the edge of them, on the other - with garlic in two rows. And last year, several root crops from among those that grew on the first bed, for some reason, cracked, and the cracks did not go in straight lines, but broken, with such teeth. I had to throw these beets into the compost. Well, at least not all of them turned out to be like that. Why did they crack? What did they lack? Or maybe, on the contrary, there was a surplus in something?

    In principle, I did not feed this beets with anything on purpose, I only treated them to zucchini. Maybe, of course, in general I am doing something wrong with beets ... But what exactly? The neighbors, by the way, think that these are traces of the work of a rodent living underground. But this option seems very dubious to me. Or not?

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  5. Vitaly Solodov

    Beets are covered with large ulcers protruding 2 mm above the surface of the root crop, which resembles a scab. What is this disease? How to avoid it this year?

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    • OOO "Sad"

      - Most likely, this is a pimply scab. Usually, at first, growths-warts are formed on the surface of the root crop, which after a while turn into a kind of small dark brown, sometimes almost black ulcers.

      Disease is caused by bacteria contained in the soil, and pimply scab develops most actively in warm and dry weather. The introduction of large doses of organic matter or lime also contributes to the spread of the disease.
      Precautions are the mandatory observance of crop rotation, as well as the introduction of organic fertilizers not for beets, but for the predecessor crop.
      At the very beginning of the development of the disease, root crops can be eaten, the main thing is to peel off the skin. With a strong defeat of beets with pimple scab, it cannot be eaten.

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  6. I. Egorova Kaluga region

    Because of self-isolation, my father had to sow beets, and he had never done sowing before. I planted it when the time came, but for some reason almost 30% of the plants gave flower arrows. Was there a sowing error?

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    • OOO "Sad"

      Under normal conditions, in the year of sowing, flowering shoots are not formed in beets. However, if plants go through a full development cycle in one year, begin to bloom and bear fruit, then there may be several reasons. And they are not related to the sowing technology. Firstly, in this way a genetic predisposition to "flower" can be manifested, that is, the quality of the seeds was not the best. Secondly, external factors could have acted, in particular, low air and soil temperatures in the early stages of plant development. The most vulnerable phase is the formation of 2-4 leaves. Thus, prolonged cold weather could cause bloom. Especially if the beets were planted in dense, unstructured soil and received unbalanced mineral nutrition.

      O. VLASIEVA, agronomist

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  7. Nikolay Fomichev, Ryazan

    Black circles appeared on the beet leaves (light inside). They grow quickly - and the leaves darken, turn red and dry out.
    Root crops are not damaged. I don’t make any additional fertilizing. Several years ago there was the same problem - then there was no harvest at all, all the plants died. What is it? How to fight?

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    • OOO "Sad"

      - Most likely, we are talking about the beet fomoza. In summer, the disease manifests itself on the leaves, and in winter - in the form of black dense spots inside the root crop. One of the key causes of phomosis is the lack of boron in the soil.
      To prevent the beets from getting sick in the future, strictly adhere to the rules of crop rotation. Immediately after sprouting, and then twice more with an interval of 30 days, feed the plants with a solution of boric acid (dilute 1/3 tsp of the powder in 10 liters of water, water at the root at the rate of 10 liters per 1 square meter). Keep in mind that the disease spreads especially actively in acidified areas, so in the fall, add lime or dolomite flour (half a liter jar per 1 square meter).

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  8. Nina Ivanovna Semenova, Staraya Russa

    I have not been growing beets for the first year. The beets are tasty, but with a beard: a sponge grows in the root crop (many thin roots). Why is this happening? Something missing beets? How to avoid this?

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    • OOO "Sad"

      Beets have a rooted root system, but in case of damage to the main root, numerous lateral roots (beard) are formed. In a sense, the rod root system is transformed into a fibrous one. Damage to the main root most often occurs during plant transplantation when growing beets with seedlings, when the root bends or breaks when not handled properly. When sowing beets in the open ground, many gardeners thicken the crops, and when thinning, the pulled out young plants are transplanted to a new place. A clipping of the main root occurs, and such a beetroot grows with a beard. To avoid this, it is better to plant beets immediately at an optimum distance for the species, and when growing through seedlings, be careful about the root system, try not to damage it during transplantation.

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