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Floppy beets! Seedlings won't stay upright

Posted by memcinto AZ (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 18, 09 at 20:37

Don't know if I should be doing something different; beet seedlings can't stay upright. Growing OK, putting on 2nd and 3rd set of leaves, while lying flat on the ground. Let me know if I should be concerned. See pictures here:

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RE: Floppy beets! Seedlings won't stay upright

My chard is doing the same thing.

If they are putting on leaves, I don't worry.

RE: Floppy beets! Seedlings won't stay upright

Cool, thanks! I just found out yesterday that chard and beets are closely related!

RE: Floppy beets! Seedlings won't stay upright

I agree with Lazy, I'm sure they're fine. They look great in the pics, that's for sure. I don't do beets these days, but I do plant a lot of Swiss chard and mine gets a little floppy early on. As long as they're growing, you're in good shape.

Keep us posted. What else are you growing?
Take care,

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