Q.beets won’t grow
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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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