COWLOVINGIRL Posts: 954 ✭✭✭✭
edited November 2020 in Pest & Weed Problems/Solutions

So, I harvested a couple of beets this morning only to find that they were woody! The only thing I can think of is that it was very dry pretty much all of June. Advice would be appreciated!


  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,483 admin

    Beets normally are a cool season grower and get woody if picked late, I've always thought. You could cook them and grate them or alternatively leave them where they are, cuts the tops off and they'll reshoot fresh leaves. Just a thought.

  • Megan Venturella
    Megan Venturella Posts: 678 ✭✭✭✭

    In my garden it's been the result of under watering. Once we put in an automated system my beets improved a ton! I also have them in a spot that gets a little shade in the middle of the day- not normally great for growing veggies but maybe that's helping a little too.

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