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Q.When I Grow Root Crops In My Raised Beds (using A Mix Of Potting Soil And Compost), I Get Gigantic Leaves And Very Few Roots. What

Zone 05403 | Susanr added on March 7, 2022 | Answered

should I change? Part Sun, Part Shade location. The sunniest part of the yard.

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Answered on March 7, 2022

It sounds like you have too much nitrogen, and not enough phosphorus and potassium. I would test your compost and potting soil (your potting soil is likely the culprit) for excess nitrogen.

If you are going to use compost, then I would supplement with a low nitrogen mix. Seed starting mixtures are great for this purpose.


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