The Land Rover Owners Wife

Beetroot, Boltardy (direct sown)

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This is a record of how long this particular set of seeds took to germinate and how they looked at various stages from first appearance to the development of the first set of true leaves and beyond. I hope this will prove useful.

Variety: Boltardy
 Direct sown: 3rd March 2013
First Seedling: 18th April 2013
Germination: 47 days

A few days of warm, bright weather, a drop of rain and finally the beetroot are through. They are tiny and incredibly difficult to see, despite their bright red/pink colouring, as you can see (or not) in this picture:

Spot the seedlings

Spot the seedlings

Here are a couple of close up shots of these newly emerged, pretty little seedlings:

Beetroot newly emerged  Beetroot newly emerged

9 days later:

Beetroot Boltardy  Beetroot Boltardy

3 weeks old

  Beetroot boltardy  Beetroot boltardy

Now nearly 6 weeks old, the seedling is now 2 inches tall

Beetroot Boltardy

2 months old and 3 to 4 inches tall

Beetroot boltardyA bit of sunshine and some rain has really spurred these plants on: 11 days later, 2months 1 week since first emerging

Beetroot boltardy

3 months old

beetroot boltardy


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