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Q.Why Did Beets And Kohlorabi Not Produce Bulbs/

ag10091 added on February 17, 2020 | Answered

Started a raised bed on Aug 15th. Top soil was bought from a garden center. Seedlings started very well. Planted beets radish carrots kohlorabi lettuce and spinach. The best germination ever in a few days. Was picking lettuce and spinach until Thanksgiving with the use of a cover during cold spells. The beets and kohlorabis never produced any bulbs only gorgeous leaves. I harvested great carrots for Thanksgiving. Any reason they wouldn’t produce bulbs?

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Answered on February 18, 2020

This will be caused by a lack of phosphorus in the soil, usually. It can be caused by an excess of nitrogen in the soil, or also from too low of a pH.

These articles will offer more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beets/beets-small-or-deformed.htm


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