Beets Have Thick Rubbery Leave With Dark Red Veins And Are Not Growing

Question From: A. FOSTER - Hermiston, Oregon, United States
Q: I have been growing my beets in a container 8 inches deep,(I have two containers growing one is fine) I planted them the last of day of April, they came up fine. To keep the leaf miners off I covered them with a thin insect cloth after they were about 3 inches tall. The leaves are now very thick and rubbery with dark red vaines, The beest are not growing. I am going to pull them up was wondering if anyone knew what was wrong with them.

A: Could be lack of water, over crowding, lack of nutrients, lack of sun. Google how to grow beets in containers for more information. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy