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purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 3,297
edited June 2019 in Fruit & veg
As a first time grower with no experience could you answer this for me. Are my golden beetroot bolting? The leaves are getting pretty long , so should I plnch the tops off to encourage root growth or leave alone or are they beyond repair?
Thanks for any help you can give.🙂

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 65,450
    Yes I think they’re bolting. I’d take them up and use them now, even if they’re very small. 
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  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 3,297
    I did wonder. I dont seem to have much luck with root crops.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,822
    Are you growing them in gravel?
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 3,297
    No just have heavy soil so added gravel and compost to lighten it.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,822
    Compost is good but gravel is not good for root crops.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 3,297
    But...but the books said to put it in!
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