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beetroot eaters

Has anyone else had this problem ? I think it's mice. Out of the whole crop only 2 roots unaffected.... some so badly eaten that there's virtually nothing left undergroud. I've dug them all up ...a very dispiriting sight they make !



  • Slugs love beetroot so they could be the cause.


  • Jo17, I don't think you are very late harvesting - I've harvested some of my first sowing but still have another sowing going strong. Some to eat fresh and some to pickle.

  • Better check those roots as its been an extremely wet season

  • This has been my worst year for beetroot and the allotment in general in over 20 years.  I think the weather must be to blame as I have done nothing different to other years.

    For the very first time I don't feel the crops harvested have been worth the effort.




  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    I know what you mean suzigreenfingers! My beans have been very meagre, only just now cutting courgettes of any decent size and 2 greenhouses full of rebarbatively green tomatoes! I've had a few beets, the slugs got most of them. But I've got kale, leeks and chard out for the winter, as well as saladings in the greenhouse.
  • What kind of tomatoes are rebarbatively?
  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    Well mine are a mixture, Gardener's Delight, San Moranzo and Pink Brandywine.

  • Pink brandywine sounds good,what are like to taste
  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Ab fab...when they ripen! They're a potato leafed beefsteak variety - had a couple last year which weighed nearly a kilo each.
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