Beet Root

Anonymous added on July 18, 2011 | Answered

I have tried growing beet root in flower troughs, but the leaves became very discolored (the vegetable itself was, however, very tasty). I am now growing a second crop, but the leaves are again looking horrible (in a new trough). Any hints?

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Answered on July 18, 2011

It sounds like chlorosis, which is an iron deficiency, either caused by too little iron or too little nitrogen (which prevents iron uptake). Here is more information on that problem and how to fix it:

This article will help wtih growing beets:

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