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Beetroot, Sanguina

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: Sanguina (RSC)
Sown indoors: 30th Match 2014
First Seedling: 19th April 2014 (approx)
Germination: 20 days
Germination ratio: N/A

Another Real Seed Catalogue acquisition and these have popped up in good quantities along the row they were sown in. This is another successional crop and I will be sowing another row in the next few days.

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Gardening Club: When is a carrot not a carrot?

The first of the summer vegetable boxes

The first of the summer vegetable boxes

School may have finished for the summer and the children may be enjoying their lesson free days at home but the teachers are still clearing out classrooms, Mrs T is still working away in the school office and out in the grounds the vegetables are still growing ….. and growing ….. and growing!

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Beetroot, Boltardy (direct sown)

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

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