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Nozebleed
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 5:56 pm    Post subject: Beetroot Collapsing Reply with quote

I just noticed a few of my beetroot have collapsed with the strong winds of late..at least i think it was the wind. they are well rooted in the ground and leaves seem ok. is this normal?...i earthed up the base of each plant. what else can i do?
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sirpsycho
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stalks broken? If not, i'd say everything will be ok they are fairly tolerant to anything.
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Nozebleed
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no stalks are fine..they just look leggy..as though they've overgrown and fallen over. i've fixed them upright again..i cant remember if this happening last year. sure we'll wait and see how things go..thanks for the reply. i went ahead and planted another batch just incase!
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Maeve Drogheda
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The beetroot will be fine Nozebleed, if the stalks are fine, the root will anchor it down, and afterall its the root that we eat mostly, although you can use the leaves in salad.

By the way are you sure that the neighbours CAT didn't just sit on the beetroot!!
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Nozebleed
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im having a good run of late no cats around. they seem to have stopped using my garden as a scent post/litter tray..i think one or 2 may have got caught up in the brassica net at night..i've had to do running repairs on a few occasioins..it must be a shock to the system jumping from a wall into a net in pitch dark. im not complaining.
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