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Beets left in the ground

Postby butterfly » Sep 23, 2008 12:28 pm

I don't have time to pickle them for a week or two

Will they be ok left in the ground til I do and for how long can they be left?
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Re: Beets left in the ground

Postby Sharon Bryson » Sep 23, 2008 6:33 pm

Hi BF:
Beets, like carrots can be left in the ground until very late.
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Re: Beets left in the ground

Postby JanR » Sep 26, 2008 10:13 am

I would think they would be okay for a couple of more weeks. They can go woody if they grow too much. Last year I did my beets quite late and they got chewed on by what I suspect were mice.
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