I just blogged that beet seeds are actually seed pods so when you plant what you think is one beet seed you actually plant a cluster of seeds. If more than one seed germinates from the cluster, you get two or more plants with very tangled seeds. Dividing them is difficult from cell packs. It can be done. Beets are very hardy and if the weather is cool, a damaged plant can survive. A damaged plant is typically a plant with like a single strand of root.
|Beet Transplants - The Rusted Garden: Gary Pilarchik|
|Beet Root Cluster - The Rusted Garden: Gary Pilarchik|
|Splitting Beet Transplants in Two: Gary Pilarchik|
|Transplanting Beets - The Rusted Garden: Gary Pilarchik|
|A Row of Transplanted Beets: Gary Pilarchik|