Northernfox
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Giant beet growing contest !!

I have entered a giant beet growing contest this winter and am looking for tips! I am growing them indoors and would like some tips !! I want to win this one :) lol

If you like there is still spots for Americans and Canadians. PM me for info :)
Stephen

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Re: Giant beet growing contest !!

Grow mangels. ;)

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Re: Giant beet growing contest !!

I sure am :) tips?
Stephen

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Re: Giant beet growing contest !!

Ah - gotcha. If mangels are allowed, you're really going to have a giant beet contest!

Unfortunately, I don't grow vegetables for size, so I probably can't give you much advice. We do grow mangels and occasionally get them almost to soccer ball size. It seems that they do the best following potatoes, which means that they are growing in soil that was amended with duck manure and deeply worked the year prior. A long, cool season with plenty of water seems to help as well. Too much water toward the end of growth and they tend to split. None of that is probably news to a competition grower though.

Don't forget to make some mangel beer with the runners up.

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Re: Giant beet growing contest !!

Oh my goodness!! Mangel beer!! Heck yes!!! I love brewing !!


Oh I am no competitive grower. I am growing them in my basement under lights !! Next summer I'll be doing some. For beer now :)
Stephen



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