Beets and other root vegetables

Asked May 2, 2016, 2:49 PM EDT

Hello. I have been trying for years and just cannot grow beets or carrots or other root vegetables. When they come up, the beets for example they are very spindly and almost float away when I try to water them. I thin them out and that still does not make them grow strong and healthy. They never form anything under the soil and barely form roots. I have tried to mound them up, but that does not help. I even tried growing them inside about a month ago, and they also became spindly. What is the proper procedure for growing beets and other root vegetables. Is there a trick to it?? Thank you so much for your help!

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

Plant when the soil temperature of 50 degrees or higher, soil should be loose easily drained, full sun and don't over water. check http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/vegetables/growing-carrots-and-root-vegetables/ for more information. You also might benefit from a soil test.
http://soiltest.cfans.umn.edu/

Have a great Spring!