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I bought some beetroot seedlings cheaply this week but now realise it is not the time to plant them out (November). Will I just have to throw them away or could I bring them on in a cold greenhouse or in my cold frame.  If so - should I put them in large pots ?


  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    Ditto. You won't get the warmth beetroot needs to prosper at this time of year.

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    ...although if you do have a greenhouse or cold frame it might be worth a try - nothing to lose.

    If you decide to grow some in the spring, I'd try Boltardy or Detroit Globe.

  • janebaljanebal Posts: 130

    Thank you - I will try Bolthardy in the spring.

  • Mel MMel M Posts: 347

    I have tried most types of beetroot and have had success with all of them. I am trying a new type [to me] called 'Saguina' next year. Dark red, sweet and apparently they can grow large without getting woody.

  • LeifUKLeifUK Posts: 573

    This year I grew Sanguina from Real Seeds, really good, tender, sweet, not earthy, and none of the early sowings bolted. Mine didn't grow large maybe 3" max.

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    I'd say that's an ideal maximum.  Bet they were yummy. image

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