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     princesscara updated 5 months ago 6 Members · 11 Posts
  • princesscara

    Member
    January 12, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    I have been wanting to try growing beets and carrots. What are some of the things a beginner should consider before setting out on that adventure and what varieties would be more suitable for a novice?

  • Corey

    Member
    January 12, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Did you try before without success? Try to choose a good location such as sun, those veggies will need at least six hours of sun but a couple more is ideal, plants can’t grow in waterlogged soil. The position of a vegetable garden should be somewhat elevated, I use organic soil when i’m starting, good luck.

  • Corey

    Member
    January 12, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    I love me some beets, when thinking about how to grow beets in the garden, don’t neglect the soil. Beets do best in deep, well drained soil, but never clay, which is too heavy for large roots to grow. I used to grow beets with success.

  • Noreene

    Member
    January 12, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    When growing beets, plant the seeds 1 to 2 inches apart in the row. Cover the seeds lightly with loose soil, and then sprinkle it with water. You should see the plants sprouting in seven to 14 days. If you want a continuous supply, plant your beets in several plantings, about three weeks apart from each other. You can plant beets in partial shade, but when growing beets, you want their roots to reach a depth of at least 3-6 inches, so don’t plant them under a tree where they might run into tree roots.

    • Lynette

      Member
      January 15, 2021 at 9:19 am

      Yes this info

  • Sunflower

    Member
    January 13, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Because beets are generally grown as a root crop, they will do best in full sun like what we have here in Barbados, but should do fine in partial shade. It would be be to provide at least 1 inch of water every week. Mulching will help to keep the soil from drying out and getting too warm.

  • Lynette

    Member
    January 15, 2021 at 9:19 am

    For carrots make sure the newly planted seeds stay consistently moist until they germinate, which can take up to three weeks.

  • Lisa

    Member
    January 15, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Very happy with this bunch, no special formula but this is what I got.

  • princesscara

    Member
    January 16, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks guys. I have never grown either one so I will be sure to follow your advice and let you know how it works out.

    • Noreene

      Member
      January 16, 2021 at 6:23 pm

      Follow my tips above and let me if it works for you

  • princesscara

    Member
    January 18, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Will do!

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