I never had a problem with this in Fort St. John on clay soil, or Penticton with sandy soil, but move to Nanoose Bay and it seems like I cannot grow a beet larger than a golf ball. I have sandy soil here, some of which is fine enough that water runs right off the top instead of sinking in. I have spent years adding my compost, composted manure and wood chips and liming with dolomite lime annually. The improvement has been small. I tried a little Miracle Grow this year and it did seem to help somewhat. Other than to keep going the way I am, what can I do to get the baseball+ sized beets I used to? Thanks, Tim.