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  • #29419

    newshootNic
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    Hi I can’t seem to find a definitive answer so I’m hoping someone here can help me!
    I have got some raised beds growing veg based on a legume-brassica-root rotation. I’ve got different areas for carrots and chard. However, I’d like to include some beetroot in there somewhere but not sure whether to intersperse it (alternate planting/rows) within the carrot section or the Chard, since they’re supposed to be related. Confused! Anyone got experience of doing either and have some advice on what might be the best way forward? Thanks!! :harvest:

    #29420

    Anonymous

    beetroot are a root veg same as carrots ex, but as longe as they are moved every year,I would not confinde them to any particulr group, :good:

    #29421

    Beanstew
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    Hi Nic. I always plant mine alongside carrots, parsnips, and turnips in the same sort of rotation as you describe in an area which has not been freshly manured. One other factor I’d take into consideration is that Chard leaves will be taller than beetroot, and could shade them – and might have a higher requirement for nitrogen than a root crop.

    #29428

    Yewbarrow
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    agree with everyone above, mine get planted with parsnip and sometimes carrots – all as a root crop and roated each year – so not grown on the same patch of soil each year

    #29447

    dandlyon
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    Just a little tip when sowing beetroot, once you have made the seed drill add a little table salt to the drill. In its natural state it grows near sea shores and thrives on the sea spray

    #29448

    VegVamp
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    Now that is useful Tony, thank you. :good:

    #29463

    Allan
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    That should work with all brassicas then Tony, Because they were all seaside dwellers as well. Have to have a look at that . :good:

    #29464

    SIMONDO
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    If you put in a search for “sodium chloride and brassicas” and click on the 1st one listed.

    #29465

    Allan
    Moderator

    Not worth messing about with that then Si,

    #29468

    SIMONDO
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    On looking at that load of info it would seem so.. BUT.. Tony will have a reason and some 1st hand info I’m sure. The Chloride side may have relevance as to the reason for using a ..Little.
    Duno.. :unsure:

    #29470

    Allan
    Moderator

    If in doubt ,Don’t :-)

    #29473

    SIMONDO
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    Eye..applies to most things in life.. except a second helping of new spuds !! :lol:

    #29474

    Allan
    Moderator

    Be digging the second helping of them today, :yes:

    #29475

    SIMONDO
    Participant

    They certainly came mighty early Al with some warmth and the light the conservatory gives :good:
    What sort ?

    #29476

    Allan
    Moderator

    Pentland Javalin Si.

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