Fall Planting For Beets - Knowledgebase Question

Kill Devil Hills, NC
Question by Yota11
July 25, 2000
Can I plant beets now(late july) for a fall crop? Also, can I plant potatoes now?


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Answer from NGA
July 25, 2000

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Mid-July is generally a good time to sow seeds of beets for a fall harvest. Potatoes are better planted in the spring (March) because they take several months to grow and produce tubers. Hold off on the potatoes and plant a cool-season crop such as cabbage or broccoli for a fall harvest along with your beets.

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