Here is a shot of the beet plugs that I planted in cell packs on that last day of the year:
|Beet plugs, 12/31/2011|
|Beet cell pack, 3/3/2012|
|Roots coming out of the pack, 3/3/2012|
Yes indeedee, the beet plug has developed nice roots. It is ready to go into the garden. I guess I will put them into a cold frame, though I suspect they would be fine now unprotected. The question is whether these plugs will develop into beets, or just go to seed thinking it is their second year of growth. That would still produce edible beet tops much earlier than I could get from a new seeding.