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People who want to plant beetroot at home should know these things

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Beetroot is one of the root crop vegetables that are planted around the world and people find it easy to plant this type of vegetable because it doesn't require alot of things like other vegetables. When you walk on the street you will find street vendors selling vegetables including beetroot. These people buy this vegetables from the market like farms with lower price and sell to people so that they can make profit.

You must first identify the type of soil in your area, since beetroot grows underground like carrots. Your soil must be sandy or loam-sandy that is well drained so that it can grow well without disturbance. If you plant them in loam soil they won't grow well because of small pore particles loam sand has and it is not well drained.

Beetroot can be grown on a wide range of soils, but best results are obtained on well drained sandy to loamy soils with optimum pH 6 to 8. Hard compacted soils should be avoided as they impede seedling emergence and symmetrical root development.

Beets do best in sandy soil in the spring and heavier soil in the fall because sandy soil warms faster than heavier clay soil. They do not grow well in tight clay. In poorly drained areas make ridges 4 to 6 inches tall to allow water to drain.

To grow well beets need neutral to slightly alkaline soil and proper thinning . But beets are also a little pickier in how they absorb and utilize soil minerals and they have a hard time producing if the ones they need aren't available.

In most cases people can safely eat beets or drink beetroot juice without experiencing any negative side effects. Drinking beetroot juice regularly can affect the color of urine and feces due to the natural pigments in beets. People may notice pink or purple urine which is called beeturia.

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