Potted Beets

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Potted Beets

Postby Lin » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:09 pm

This year we grew a bumper crop of beetroot in pots:
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Re: Potted Beets

Postby abwal » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:51 pm

What a great idea. They look great in the pots and you get to eat them as well. Bonus.
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Re: Potted Beets

Postby The Estate » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:12 pm

Looking vert tasty Lin =p~ one of my fav summer and or winter vegies :P
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Re: Potted Beets

Postby West Coast Eagles » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:38 pm

Very nice lin. How did you feed them in pots, with fish emulsion?
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Re: Potted Beets

Postby hydro65 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:11 pm

Hi Lin,

Nice photo... I am about to grow some beets in a pot this year as well..

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Re: Potted Beets

Postby Lin » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:09 pm

West Coast Eagles wrote:Very nice lin. How did you feed them in pots, with fish emulsion?


We mixed some composted manure in the potting mix before we planted the seedlings, then they got fed every week with Thrive.
They have been harvested now and we got a nice batch of pickled beetroot and a big pot of borscht (yummo!!!)
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Re: Potted Beets

Postby West Coast Eagles » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:36 pm

Lin wrote:
West Coast Eagles wrote:Very nice lin. How did you feed them in pots, with fish emulsion?


We mixed some composted manure in the potting mix before we planted the seedlings, then they got fed every week with Thrive.
They have been harvested now and we got a nice batch of pickled beetroot and a big pot of borscht (yummo!!!)


Ah ok, was it thrive f+f or the all purpose one?
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Re: Potted Beets

Postby veg gardener » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:30 pm

very nice indeed
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Re: Potted Beets

Postby Lin » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:46 pm

WCE - it was the 'all purpose' one
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Re: Potted Beets

Postby West Coast Eagles » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:04 pm

Thanks Lin (Y)
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Re: Potted Beets

Postby Luzy » Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:07 am

Wow, Lin! That looks excellent! (Y) The leaves are so healthy and pretty - what a bonus! :D
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Re: Potted Beets

Postby Yani » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:02 pm

What a great idea. I never thought of beetroot in the pot before.
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Re: Potted Beets

Postby Kieran F » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:54 pm

great job
my 2 cents worth, it looks like there are 2 plants in that pot, mabey you should divide them ( but then again, im sure you're much better at this than me ^_^)
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Re: Potted Beets

Postby Mister Wisteria » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:12 pm

Well done Lin, must have missed this thread first time around. :oops:
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Re: Potted Beets

Postby Lin » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:35 pm

Kieran F wrote:great job
my 2 cents worth, it looks like there are 2 plants in that pot, mabey you should divide them ( but then again, im sure you're much better at this than me ^_^)


We actually had several pots - with 6 - 8 beets in each. The pots were large enough to hold that many plants. We harvested them some time ago and they were yummy!
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Re: Potted Beets

Postby Comeilotei » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:21 pm

What a healthy looking pot of beetroot Lin!!! Looks fantastic and such a great idea to grow them in pots! :D :D :D
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