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Old 05-07-2005, 06:43 AM   #31
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Buckytom, My soil for growing beets is alot of clay and we have cow maure hauled in. We till up the soil really good each year. No I don't pile the dirt up around the beet, just weed the garden, keep it watered. Maybe your soil is to sandy.I grow different kinds of beets but a great one is a Boston beet and they get large but you can pick them small too. Very good to eat. Keep working your garden to get it a good lome soil. Might want to get it tested to see what you need to do too. Good Luck.

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Old 05-07-2005, 05:50 PM   #32
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I really like this thread also, what is Lome soil? My garden has alot of compost from years of mixing leaves and grass would this be OK for beets?
I tried growing beets years ago, in my old dirt and they did not even get to an 1/8 round, I would like to try again though, I was thinking they needed more sun than we get here in Western Washington, we have a short growing season.

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Old 05-08-2005, 07:39 AM   #33
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janetgood, yes, beets need alot of sun and well drained soil.Your soil sounds like it is ok but might need a fertalizer along side of the row when you plant.Happy planting
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Old 05-08-2005, 12:58 PM   #34
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