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I've only been growing beetsI've only been growing beets a short time but everything I've read says they do not transplant well. I grew mine from seeds this year, placing 2 seeds in each hole, 4-5 inches apart. When they started coming in, I pulled the smaller one in each hole and left the stronger one. Actually harvested the last set today. They are excellent tasting too.

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