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Is it too late to sow another batch of beetroot? 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,581

    Not if we get a good autumn. If you've got some leftover seed and the space, have a go. They might be small by october, but still usable.

  • dianepdianep Posts: 4

    Great - I don't like them when they are too big anyway!  Thanks 

  • You could try covering them in a fleeced frame to extend the season if they have not grown big enough by autumn.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,011

    I have bought plug plants which are growing well but have poor germination in my direct seed sown beets so I shall be sowing some more in modules the first week of September as I'm away next week and then cossetting them and planting out under cloches if necessary. 

    OH and I love fresh beets cooked with onions, tomatoes, cumina nd chilli (Madhur Jaffrey) or baked with butter beans and horseradish or roast whole with garlic and thyme.  Yum.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • I tried an August sowing once and they came to nothing, They germinated and then just stuck there with a few pathetic leaves. They do need a certain amount of warmth, and below that level they just won't grow. But you probably have spare ground and not a lot to lose, so you could give it a try, in the hope of some more hot weather.

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    I've found that beetroot need mid- to high-teens C to develop properly.

  • dianepdianep Posts: 4

    Well am going to try sowing them in the greenhouse and see what happens - thanks guys will let u know how I get on. image)

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