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Growing Beetroot, also Beets

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02 Jan 18 Monica tarnas (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I planted my beetroots 8 weeks ago and they are the size of a 5 cent coin. Can I space them apart and respect them
04 Jan 18 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
The time to thin out/transplant beetroot seedlings is when they are small with a few leaves - not when they are 8 weeks old. They should be bigger than a 5c piece at 8 weeks. Try growing them from March onwards. When planting seedlings (bare roots) put a piece of shade cloth over them for a week or so until they establish themselves.
06 Jan 18 Susan (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
You may have a boron deficiency in the soil. Beetroot won't plump up without it.
05 Jan 18 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Also when transplanting a well grow plant, you really set the plant back by transplanting it, It takes quite awhile to recover. Best to transplant when a plant has a few true leaves. Try and plant with some soil in tact with the roots and protect from the hot sun for a few days to let the plant establish itself.
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