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Q.beets won’t grow

Zone 8b | myrabyanka added on June 12, 2019 | Answered

Live in zone 8b Texas. Several years in spring and early autumn have tried growing Detroit red. Good soil, 5-6 hrs. sun, moist soil. NEVER produce beets. Leaves, yes. I use low nitro after a few weeks. Soil 6-6.5. Just don’t get what I’m doing wrong. Thanks, Myra

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Answered on June 12, 2019

It sounds like there is too much nitrogen in the soil. This can be supplemented by using a phosphorus and potassium blend. They usually go by the name "bloom boosters" and should be used at 1/4 strength until you know how your plants react to them.

This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beets/beets-small-or-deformed.htm

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