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Beetroot seedlings

edited May 2021 in Fruit & veg
I picked up this little tray of beetroot seedlings at the garden centre - is each seedling a potential beetroot? Just trying to work out spacing, and there are quite a few there. 

Also can I plant these straight out or should I grow on first in individual pots? 


  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,876
    Yes,each one is beetroot, they are hardy. I have the same problem,buy you can keep s few in a bunch,for baby salad leaves.plant them outside, wherever you are growing them
  • nick615nick615 SW IrelandPosts: 1,088
    Be careful not to damage the roots when transplanting?
  • Thank you - will aim to get planted out today. I did wonder about root disturbance as they are so closely planted together. 
  • TagwexTagwex The sunny south east of IrelandPosts: 44
    Treat each cell as a single plant even though there are several in each cell. Separating them will only cause root damage. They will be fine.
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