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Beets and competition

Beets and competition

In the real world of this organic field, it’s not all close-up beauty shots of picture-perfect seedlings growing into pristine vegetables all in a row. Competition is the order of the day. Here, a couple of beet seedlings are surrounded by grass, dandelion, and round-leaf mallow (peeking out from behind the grass in the top right corner). It’s a motley assortment of weeds competing for water, food and even the sun (observe the grass shading out the baby beets). It can be a pitched battle out there when you don’t exactly want Nature to take its course!


One Comment

  1. Stephen

    So after you pull up those bad boys, what do you do to them? Can you compost them that small since there are no seeds yet?

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