Seeding beets in wet paper towels


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About 4 days ago I put some beet seeds in paper towels which were wet, placed in zip lock bag and in dark space. I now have tons of little sprouts, does it matter how I plant the sprouts or do I have to be real careful and plant them pointing up? I read they didn't do well being transplanted as a small plant, do you think the sprouts will do good?
 
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Yes, don't worry too much. You can plant the seedlings with the paper towels. If you can tease the roots, do so. If not, not to worry. A lot of people sow a lot of seeds and then thin the seedlings out.
 
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I was told that you can plant them 3 to 4 inches apart and the depth was most important. Ive got a container which will hold 25 to 30 seedlings to harvest.
 
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Yes, I remember how messy that was. I had to tease the roots apart and some of the roots traversed from one end to another and some got tangled up. You could try using loo roll and compost and cover the whole thing with a clear bag next time. The result is just as good and you won't end up with a fiddly job! LOl! Is the serviette too dry? Some seeds are still shy! But well done! You could use a pair of scissors to cut the seeds off. The cluster may have to be planted as is. They will be al; right. Survival of the fittest will sort out the problem for you.
 

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