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#45721 May 16th, 2007 at 10:18 AM
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This is my first time to plant beets and have never paid attention to them in the store. Can anyone tell me how big they should be at the time of harvest?

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Hi and welcome. It depends on what variety of seeds you buy. Did you buy any yet?


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Sunflowers #45735 May 16th, 2007 at 10:26 AM
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They are Detroit Dark Red, Morse's Strain

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I wouldn't leave the beet root get any bigger than 3 inches, that's about the best size for them.


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That's 3 inches around I mean.


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Sunflowers #46188 May 16th, 2007 at 08:13 PM
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can i start my beet seed indoors if so what type of soil do i need


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what type of soil should be used on the beet seeds


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sandy113 #46819 May 17th, 2007 at 11:11 AM
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I just direct sowed them in the ground. I never buy soil for my veggie garden sandy I just till up my ground. What kind of ground do you have though?


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i am not sure it is a community garden so i was told that it would be best to plant the tomatoe seeds indoors cause it is best to just plant the tomatoe plant instead of the seeds that is why i needed to know what type of soil do i use


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Just a potting soil would be my guess for seeds. That's all I use when I seed in my trays.


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thanks


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