The tastiest and sweetest beetroot are about golf ball size
although they are fine harvested anything up to about tennis ball
size. You can gauge the size by clearing a little soil from the top
of the beetroot.
Grip the foliage near the round beetroot and
gently tease the beetroot out of the ground without breaking the
roots. This is relatively easy in the light soil of a raised bed.
If you are storing the beetroot rather than using
it immediately, cut off most of the top foliage but leave 3cm / 1in
or so. If you cut all the foliage off the beetroot will start to
"bleed" which leaves a mess and causes it to loose moisture. The
same goes for trimming up the roots, leave about 3cm / 1in of root.
Continue to harvest your beetroot over the next
month or so. The last date for harvesting beetroot is sometime in
towards the end of September.
ADD BLOOD, FISH AND BONE TO POTATOES IN
Blood, fish and bone contains more nutrients compared to the
regular tomato feed so we suggest adding another handful to each
potato container. Water it in to stop it blowing away.
SOW WINTER RADISH
If you sow winter radish now they should be ready for harvest in
around eight weeks time. Unlike summer radish they keep well in the
ground. Click here
for our main article about radish which describes exactly how to
grow winter radish.
HARVEST FRENCH BEANS
Read our main article
on French Beans for full information on how to harvest them.
See our advice on harvesting carrots by clicking
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