Overwatered beetroot

Identifying Features[edit | edit source]

Leaves show blotchy, moist extremities. ... or is that a picture of the dreaded leaf miner? Check underneath for clusters of small white eggs < 1mm long but thin. The egg cases often hang on after the larva has set off on its trail of destruction. Plenty of guidance elsewhere on treatment.

Treatment[edit | edit source]

Cut back on the watering. Give the leaves a chance to repair, if they remain in poor state remove them.

Prevention[edit | edit source]

Only water in very dry weather.

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