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Fall beets

Posted by slowpoke_gardener 6/7 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 26, 12 at 14:53

This is the third time I have grown beets, first time in the fall. I feel that I have harvested all that will mature. Will they go ahead and mature if I leave then in the ground? Will they be pithy if they do?

The Chinese cabbage is about gone also, but I will harvest it and prep the soil for spring.

We have been down to about 20 degrees one time and in the 20s several times.

Thanks for any advice, Larry

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RE: Fall beets

Larry I doubt they'll grow much more this season. But wow! They sure look good! You could mulch them and harvest as you need them. Or you could harvest them and store in a cool place. They won't go pithy until spring, when they start growing again, and go to flower. But if they get hard frozen, they will be ruined.

I tried fall beets this year. But the seed I purchased was no good. Will try again in 2013.

Tahlequah, OK

RE: Fall beets

George, thanks, we told out Thanksgiving guests to help themselves to the garden. The beets, broccoli and chinese cabbage were hit much harder than the greens and onions. I doubt that there is a beet in there over an inch in diameter. I will mulch some to see what happens.


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