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darren hansen 134darren hansen 134 CambridgePosts: 87
Just bought these beetroot plants ...do I plant as a group or as single.. first time veg grower

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  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,422
    The next step is to prick them out. You have to loosen them from the growing medium, very carefully so as not to damage the roots, then, holding each one by the seed leaves, plant them up into trays. They should be 3-4 inches apart. They will soon grow big enough to go outside into the ground but they are too little yet.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,294
    I’d prick them out individually  into modules or small pots and grow them on until they’re sturdy enough to plant out in well-spaced rows. 
    If you plant them out now while they’re so small you risk the slugs having the lot. 

    If you take a look on here you’ll see MD talking about growing beet using modules https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-grow-beetroot/ 

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  • Chris-P-BaconChris-P-Bacon Posts: 785
    'Horses for courses' but you can plant in groups of three if you'd like. They may be slightly smaller but will still do ok.

    https://charlesdowding.co.uk/multisowing/
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,294
    edited 27 March
    It's often not necessary to multi-sow beet ... many types of beet seeds contain several embryos and are 'multi-germ' and will give rise to several plants which need thinning/singling. 

     Some modern varieties have been developed (particularly for commercial use) to be 'mono-germ' and will not require singling.  Monogerm seeds were first developed for the sugar beet growing industry, negating the need for the labour intensive hand singling of my childhood.  

    https://www.dtbrownseeds.co.uk/Vegetable-Seeds-1/Monogerm_2/
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  • darren hansen 134darren hansen 134 CambridgePosts: 87
    On a similar situation..got these as well from homebase...chantenay....do I thin and put in single pots?  Thanks
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,294
    Carrots don't usually respond well to being replanted, but Chantenay carrots are small and stumpy so you might get away with it ... but I'd plant them straight out into the garden bed rather than pots, so they don't have to be disturbed again.  I'd plant them about five inches apart to avoid having to thin them out ... disturbing them by thinning can attract carrot fly.  
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