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By Moo

Essex, United Kingdom Gb

I have just grown beetroot for the first time, mine have come out a pinky red as opposed to the raw beetroot you buy in the market which is dark red.Whats wrong with mine?



There are different coloured ones but I seem to remember that this is down to a mineral deficiency whilst the plant was growing.

18 Oct, 2010


There is pink, yellow and white Beetroot Moo

18 Oct, 2010


Thanks for the answers, how do I correct a mineral deficieny? and are thes ones safe to eat?

18 Oct, 2010


yes they are still safe to eat. I cant remember which mineral it is lacking but add growmore type fertilizer to the soil in the spring. but grow them in a different spot. crop rotation helps prevent excessive depletion of minerals.

19 Oct, 2010

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