You will need
- - prepared bed;
- - organic and inorganic fertilizer;
- - ash;
- - garden tools;
- - preparations for pest control;
- - wet sand.
Of table beets can be sown in two terms - after cereals and in mid-may. In the first case, you will receive a harvest for summer use, the crops of the second period will give the roots for the winter.
Place this culture after cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes. Besides, to plant the beets can not only on individual plots but also in the role of a gasket of other vegetables - cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes.
Soil preparation, spend just the same as for carrots. On poor lands during the spring pereopisanie make compost or humus at the rate of 25-30 kg per 10 m2. Well loosen the area.
Before sowing seeds soak for 48 hours in water at room temperature. It is possible to sustain the seed in the infusion of ash (two matchboxes per liter of water) for 4-6 hours. Due to such processing, the seeds germinate better.
Visivite beet rows at a distance of 30 cm, with a sowing depth of 3-4 cm Compress soil the reverse side of a rake. 5-7 days loosen aisle to a depth of 4-6 cm.
Make thinning when the beets will be the second true leaf. Between the plants place a distance within 3-4 cm Remote shoots can be planted in other beds.
To thin out red beets again, when will the phase 4-5 of true leaves (diameter of root crops should be 1.5-2 cm). Leave a distance between plants within 6-8 see Much thin that it is not necessary, as in this case, the beets can grow to be quite large and unsuitable for use.
Do not forget about feeding. After the appearance of 3-4 true leaves 1m2 make a solution of 1 tbsp. tablespoons nitrophoska per 10 liters of water. To achieve roots 2.5-3 cm in diameter, they are fed a second time (about 7 liters of water per 1m2) solution chicken manure (2 kg dry matter per 10 liters of water). Between these fertilize spray the bed of a urea solution (tablespoon per 10 liters of water).
Pour the beets as the soil is drying out, depending on the temperature of the air is not too abundant, but so that there is enough moisture.
Systematically loosen the aisle, destroy weeds. If the bed attacking ants or weevils, sprinkle it with hot ashes or special drugs intended to combat these pests.
Produce to harvest beets before the carrots, because its roots protruding above the soil surface are easily damaged by frost. A standard value of root crops for harvest should be from 5 to 10 cm in diameter.
Beet has good keeping quality, but with time and wrinkled due to dehydration. If you are not able to regulate the humidity and temperature in the storage area, pour the roots of slightly damp sand.