How to feed the beets, if it grows poorly?

Contents of the article:

soot beetroot seedlings Soot beets, how to grow beets and how to feed them -
video Soot soot beetroot and how to grow beets and how to feed beetsHowever, this year the growth is somehow tight. Maybe the soil is depleted? Tell me, what to feed the beets, if it grows poorly?

No vegetable garden can do without smooth green beds with beets. After all, how to cook borscht or vinaigrette without it? To get delicious sweet vegetables, you need a little care for the planting of beets, as well as help it to grow and develop well. Very often, gardeners complain that the beet "tight" grows and grows. In fact, this means that it lacks nutrients. So, how to feed the beets, if it grows poorly?

Read also: How to make a lawn on clay soil?

Application of top dressings can be divided into three stages:

  • fertilizer of the soil provided for the beds of beets, even before sowing;
  • application of top dressing for young shoots of beet;
  • summer dressing to stimulate growth.

Pre-plant fertilizer of the soil

Beetroot grows well in loose nutrient soil, so it is important to prepare the beds for spring plantings in the autumn. To do this, on the site where you plan to grow a vegetable, scatter the manure( approximately 5 cm layer) and dig it.

In the spring, also before sowing, the beds can be fertilized with wood ash. Such top dressing will be especially actual for acidic soil. Acid soils inhibit the growth of beets, and ash can lower acidity.

Top dressing of young shoots of beet

In order for beets to quickly form fruits and grow a green mass well, they are fed with phosphorus fertilizers. After the young shoots form 4 true leaves, superphosphate and potassium chloride are introduced between the rows. They are poured into the previously made grooves in turn: the first groove is superphosphate, the second is potassium, etc. Sprinkle with earth and water. The calculation of fertilizers is as follows:

  • superphosphate - 5 g per 1 sq. M;
  • potassium chloride - from 5 to 10 g per 1 sq. M.
Read also: How to prepare lawn grass for winter?

Potash supplements for young plantings will reduce the amount of nitrates in the fruit, because, as you know, this vegetable has the property of accumulating them in large quantities. For this reason you should not overdo it with chemical fertilizers, especially with nitrogen.


Summer feeding beet to stimulate growth

Summer feeding is carried out in the month of June. A solution of mullein at the rate of 1 part of mullein per 10 parts of water has a good effect on the growth of beet. You can also re-feed with potassium and add it to the mullein infusion( 20 g per bucket).

Read also: How to grow gardenia from seed?

If the beet leaves after long rains brightened and the petioles became thin, it means that the rains washed out the nitrogen. It is necessary to replenish its reserves in the soil so that the vegetable has the strength to develop. In this case, foliar top dressings should be made with urea( 1 tsp of the preparation for half a bucket of water).

Applying the last fertilizer to the beds with beets should be 20 days before harvesting.

At the end of summer, beds with beets are fertilized with superphosphate to form strong, tasty root crops. The proportions are the same as for autumn dressing.

How to grow beets and how to feed them - video

The pledge of a great harvest - timely feeding strawberries in the spring!

The pledge of a great harvest - timely feeding strawberries in the spring!Fertilizers

Article content: Positive aspects of spring dressing Fertilizer types for strawberries Organic Mineral fertilizers Strawberry fertilizer stages When to ...

Read More
Fertilizer for garlic in summer - ash wood

Fertilizer for garlic in summer - ash woodFertilizers

Wood ash is widely used in gardening. When growing garlic, this fertilizer is applied in the summer, in mid-June, when the plant forms a garlic head. In order to get a good harves...

Read More
Autumn work in the greenhouse: we clean and fertilize the beds

Autumn work in the greenhouse: we clean and fertilize the bedsFertilizers

Contents of the article: Preventive activities in the greenhouse Autumn feeding of greenhouse beds We clean and fertilize greenhouse beds before winter - video ...

Read More
Instagram story viewer