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Beta Vulgaris 'Boltardy'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
  • Like Count 24
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jpea

Hi folks, my poor beets are being attacked by something but it's as close as I have to #foliagefriday after a day of almost nonstop rain

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pelly

Morning Jeremy, mine are the same and my chard. I found the sparrows were eating them. I’ve netted them now 👍

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charlotte

Mine are like that this year. But the chard that is growing right next to it is fine. @pelly

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pelly

Strange, the chard is outside the kitchen window and I watched them having a right old feast on it, then they'd have their dessert on the beetroot!!! Little b*****s 😱 @charlotte

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jpea

Morning Jane 👋 mine are cousins of yours because both the chard and beetroot of mine were attacked like that but also with big patches of brown ???

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charlotte

Been googling it. Wonder if it's beat leaf miner ? Some sort of bug that attacks beetroot and chard @pelly @jpea

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pelly

Afternoon Jeremy, it looks like Charlotte @charlotte has the answer. I’ve had a good look at mine and I’m sure you are right Charlotte. I definitely know the sparrows have been eating them but they couldn’t do that amount of damage. I need to do some more reading! 🤬

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pelly

https://verticalveg.org.uk/blotches-on-your-beetroot-or-chard/ I found this article Jeremy @charlotte

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charlotte

Thanks Jane. Really interesting read. So will destroy the infected leaves and look out for fresh bugs. Good to know you can still eat them @pelly

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charlotte

Maybe the sparrows were eating the bugs 🤔 @pelly

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pelly

BEETROOT - Until a few years ago, beetroot was a trouble-free crop. Then the local sparrow population discovered that the leaves were a super source of water and nourishment. ... Now, any emerging row of beetroot seedlings will have them fluttering down to nip off every leaf at ground level.ashfordallotmentsorguk.weebly.com › ...bird damage how to prevent it - Ashford @charlotte found this too

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pelly

You're welcome. I'm going to do the same 👍 @charlotte

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