A Few Beets – delete – delete – delete – An Abundance of Beets

About a month ago Maleigh and I planted seeds indoors.  After one week I had seedlings galore.  We planted beet seeds but not many of them came up.  After transplanting the seedlings outdoors I decided to plant more beet seeds.

Needless to say, I have PLENTY seedlings.  20170419_123323I made a huge error!!

Now what to do?  All of the seedlings are so healthy.  How or when do I divide and conquer this dilemma?  I have other seedlings coming up in the garden. Completely disgusted with myself!

Any help or suggestions will be most appreciated.


2 thoughts on “A Few Beets – delete – delete – delete – An Abundance of Beets

  1. Water them well, and carefully dig up clumps of seedlings. Gently separate the seedlings and plant them 2″ apart, at the depth they were growing at before. Do not bury them deeper. Water lightly after they are planted. If you do this on a cloudy day, they will probably not even know they were moved. If it is sunny, you will need to give them protection. Set an old card table over them, or a laundry basket or two, or whatever will shade them but still allow light and air to reach them. You may have to shade them for a day or two. Sprinkle them with water each day if they look a bit droopy. I do this all the time. It’s so easy to plant too thickly, especially beets, since a single seed actually contains multiple plants.

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