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The irrigation of red beets

Red beets need a soil that is always sufficiently moist but not soaked. Immediately after sowing the red beets we will proceed with a generous watering, to encourage the development of the seedling. With the beets just sprouted from the ground we will continue to irrigate frequently. Only later can we limit the interventions. Obviously we will also have to adjust based on atmospheric precipitation. If the rains were to be naturally intense, there will be no need to water. The basic rule is that the red beet that is watered too much grows a lot in the leaf apparatus at the expense of the root. Vice versa, insufficient irrigation would make the red beet too woody, spicy and not very appreciable from the point of view of taste.


How to cure red beets

When we sow red beets we must be careful not to overdo the quantity. In the development phase of the seedlings, as soon as they have sprouted, we will make a first thinning. Later we can thin out again, until we reach a space between the plants of 10-15cm. For multi-row cultivation we will adjust leaving at least 30cm. There are several varieties of red beetroot. The earliest can be sown with the beginning of spring. The best solution would be scaled sowing, to collect a product that is always fresh throughout the summer season. Periodically we will take care of removing the weeds by superficially moving the soil. We may also decide to grow red beets in association with salads, green beans or kohlrabi.

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