Help with leafless beetroot!

Something has eaten all the leave from my beetroot over night, will the beetroot continue to grow or should I just harvest them now?

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  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,774
    I'd harvest them. It's getting to the end of the growing season and they aren't going to do anything spectacular without any leaves. Who knows, whatever ate the leaves might come back for the rest of the plant.
  • Thank you, we think it was the baby sparrows!
  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,774
    Well at least the leaves have gone to a good cause.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,561
    edited 21 August
    I have lost beetroot seedlings to pigeons. Wood pigeons in particular, but homing pigeons from the man next door joined in.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Thanks folks, I will be pulling them today. They were an expearement this year, grown in my old flower fountain, so any crop is extra and lessons learned for next year!
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