Beets

Leaves on Beets Turning Brown


hewaschuk added on June 23, 2011 | Answered

What is causing the leaves on my beet plants to turn bown? About half the leaves on my beet plants, which are only about 4 inches high so far, are turning yellowish or (mostly) brown. Only a portion of each leaf is changing color, about half of each leaf is still green and healthy looking. Can't see any bugs or mildew.

Only about 1/2 the leaves are affected.   The other half look a healthy green.   The leaves that are affected have about 1/2 the leaf looking healthy, the other half turning brown, and as the leaves age, the affected part of the leaf seems to rot.


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 26, 2011

This indicates a watering issue. Either they are underwatered or over watered. Unless you see standing water, it is unlikely that it is overwatering. Try increasing water to the plants.

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