Love our beets - think it may be our favorite root vegetable...close at the top anyway - we love to grow and eat them. Roasted and then sliced with goat cheese and the greens as a bed, doesn't get much better !
The Beet Goes On, love it and those beets , good artical
? you mention thinning and every body says to thin if you want to get a nice crop . So instead of planting 2 to 4" and then thin, why not plant 4 to 6" instead and not bother with thinning? Is there a reason why they need to be planted close together in the first place?
This is my biggest problem, I don't thin and I don't plant far apart either,lol. So I'm going to try it your way this season. Thanks again.
I'll show pic's of my crop of nice beets this season : )
Linda, you bring up an excellent point - and your comment also reminded me of a very important fact about beet seeds which I neglected to address in my article.
Each beet "seed" is actually a pod containing several seeds. So when you plant one, you're really planting about five seeds...thus the need for eventual thinning, no matter how far apart you space them.
Thanks for the nice comments,everyone. Dutchlady, I've got a great recipe for Borsch if you'd like it. : ) I'm thinking of trying Dea's roasted beet and goat cheese concoction this weekend!