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Q.Red Beets

Anonymous added on July 11, 2011 | Answered

I have nice leaves on my beet plants, about a foot high, but when I pick them, there is no beet. . . only a very small root.

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Answered on July 12, 2011

Sounds like the beets may not be mature or ready for harvest. They can be grown throughout fall/winter in warmer areas. You may need to allow more time to pass and then check the plants again to see if they have reached the desired size. The following article may be of some help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beets/growing-beets.htm

Additionally, adding some phosphorus-rich fertilizer will help with root development.

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