View Full Version : Is there a trick to sprouting beets?
06-26-2008, 06:26 AM
I've been trying to sprout some in a sprouting tray and they just don't seem to be doing anything. It's been 3 days since I started soaking them (soaked about 12 hours, sprouting since then) and I rinse 2x/day, keeping them away from light. Maybe I haven't waited long enough? Maybe bad seed?
06-27-2008, 02:35 PM
I have never sprouted beets or read of them being sprouted.
Perhaps you should plant them in a little earth.
I think that 12 hours is too long to soak any seeds. Small ones usually require 4 to 6 hours and larger ones (such as sunflower) get 8 hours.
06-30-2008, 05:12 PM
I bought some organic beet seeds last month and I was going to try to sprout them too. I googled sprouting beets and found a blog where the person was successful sprouting them in soil...
I think I'm going to do the soil thing and see how it works out...
07-03-2008, 04:29 AM
Thanks much for the link! :)
03-16-2009, 11:40 PM
I found beet seeds very easy to sprout. I bought some seeds from the dollar store and planted them same as I do tomato seeds. I used a 2 oz plastic cup, filled half full with soil, sprayed the soil with water, sprinkled in a few seeds then added a little soil on top and sprayed with water again. Then I tightly covered it with plastic wrap and set it on top of the fridge at the back where it is hottest and waited. Two days later they were up, I immediately moved them to full sun and now, a week or so after, they are about 3" tall so today I transplanted them all into a larger pot.
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