The Beets

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I am talking about beetroot and what we call “snijbiet” (Swiss Chard). This year we germinated them in cells at home, to be planted out after hardening-off. The beetroot we also planted some seeds directly into the bed so that we could see if there was a development difference.

    Beetroot plantlets were planted alongside the the smaller in situ planted seeds:
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    Then after a few weeks:
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    The smaller plants were planted in situ.

    then the Swiss Chard. Here you can see the plantlets raised at home set out when the beetroots were planted out.
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    Then after a few weeks:
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    They are coming right along now, aren’t they. We will do the first harvest very soon.
     
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  3. Pacnorwest

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    Yummy beets ..good stuff…
     
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    Those look good! Swiss chard is tasty too.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Looking good enough to eat right now :D
     
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  6. KK Ng

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    Your beetroots looks good even the smaller one in between. I am sure they will grow well.
    I have not planted beetroot for a long time for the simple reason that it is difficult to get good beetroot seeds. I'll start looking for them again.
     
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    Looking good Sjoerd
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Thanks Pac.

    Thanks Daniel— I do love them both. I freeze them both in to eat over the winter. Yum.

    I am with you, Jewell. I will let them ger just a bit larger though, before the first harvest.

    Cheers KK— I hope you will have success with your beetroot this year if you can find some seed there. I grow them every year because I like them so much. There are several varieties and they all taste a bit different.

    Ta, Loggie.
     
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    Your welcome :)
     
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