Beet Those Seeds

A tip for getting beet seeds to germinate.
April/May 2001
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/country-lore-beet-those-seeds-zmaz01amzsel.aspx
Follow this tip to make sure all your planted seeds live to see the harvest.


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For years I had trouble getting my beet seeds to germinate. Then, an old friend told me to spread the seed on a piece of wax paper and go over it with a rolling pin. This crushes the outside husks, which makes it easier for the seed to get started. For the first time in ten years, all my beets came up!