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Nance Smith
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Does anyone have any tips on growing micro beets. They are germinating very slowly as well as growing very slowly. Thanks!
 
Landon Sunrich
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Nancy, I'm not sure what you mean exactly by micro-beets. I've grown a ton of beets and sell the tiny little beet thinnings. Is that sort of what your wondering about?
 
Nance Smith
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Yes, this is what I'm referring to. Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you.
 
Markku Salmela
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You can find some good advice on youtube with search "growing microgreens"
 
Landon Sunrich
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Nancy I don't know anything about where you are, your soil conditions, your climate, what seeds and equipment and scale you are working on... Anything.

Depending on a number of those things I'd personally just recommend planting 3x4 times more densely than you have been (or the package says to) and do two or three thinnings per succession. Then you'll get real sized beets too.
 
Nance Smith
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Landon,
Sorry I did not make myself clear. I am growing them in a greenhouse as MICROGREENS. I am using a soilless mix, and they are grown on flats. Hope this helps.
 
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Oh, yeah sorry. Then that's entirely outside my scope of experience or close enough to it. All I'd add is that it is indeed winter here in the northern hemisphere and If your latitude is similar to mine I wouldn't be suprized at all if things were growing very very slowly. Light is important stuff.
 
Mike Hamilton
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up here in northern Mi. we have to add extra lighting in the winter
even in the green house due to the short day light hours
temperatures need to be cool for beets ,radishes ect.
nutrients need to be stronger due to the slow growth versus summer time wen the plants are going full bore drawing water

hope this helps

Mike
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