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Growing Beetroot, also Beets

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23 Apr 17 Gary (Australia - temperate climate)
can beetroot grow in wicking beds? What other vegetables would be ok to grow? This is a new venture as we will not be home for one to two weeks at a time and would like to work in the garden when we get home.
22 May 17 Sabena Winston (Australia - temperate climate)
Grew enormous beetroot in our wicking bed. Good luck.
23 Apr 17 Jack (Australia - temperate climate)
The principle behind a wicking bed is that the water is drawn up by 'wicking' (like a candle or kerosene lamp). Any vegetable should grow in this system except maybe long carrots or parsnips that need deeper soil or growing medium. The wicking is only effective up to a certain depth. Try it and let us know how you go.
19 Jun 17 gary (Australia - temperate climate)
have planted beet in wicking bed from seed and all seeds germinated. Very happy with results with plants looking healthy. Tried silver beet and have been cultivating leaves for a while now. Once again, very happy with outcome. Planted leeks and brown onion and all have taken off. Snow peas are growing well. Will comment on the beds when all plants are near cultivation.Have not tried deep rooted vegies, such as carrots but will give them a go. Have 300 mls of soil to play with. This experiment has surprised me so far.
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