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Beet Seeds

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2010 at 6:29 pm


The beets are up and firmly above the straw. They our are favorite thing to show visitors and we are amazed at the sheer amount of red-stemmed plants (there is serious over crowding in some rows). We recently learned that beet seeds are tiny fruits that have the potential to create multiple seedlings. The vast number of seedlings is forcing us to face the harsh reality of thinning. Most blogs and experts recommend thinning to every 3-4 inches. While creating space for growth make sense, pulling out the seedlings we have worked to support and that have the potential of being adult beets is nerve wracking. We are slowly building up the courage to start thinning and enjoying the tart yet bright flavor of fresh baby greens.

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