Beet Those Seeds

Country Lore: A tip for getting beet seeds to germinate
April/May 2001

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!

Elmwood, Ontario