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Beetroot, brown spots on leaves and some have withered.


 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:49 pm    Post subject: Beetroot, brown spots on leaves and some have withered. Reply with quote

any one know about beetroot as my beetroot has developed brown spots on the leaves and some of them have withered also how long do they take to grow.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if it is the lower older leaves that are affected then there is no problem as this is normal. However if it is the young leaves that are affected you may have a disease of beet called Phoma. Your beet may be sown too thickly or in a poorly ventilated area. generally the crop grows out of it after thinning out to 4-6 inches. beet does not transplant well.
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