Beets and Green onion When do I thing out the rows.

Asked June 10, 2018, 5:32 PM EDT

Hi I Have a row of Beets and Onion and I believe I'm suppose to thing out the row. How do I do this and when am I suppose to do it? Thank you for your help. Robin Harris

Anoka County Minnesota

1 Response

You can thin the beets and onions almost any time after they've germinated. Beet seeds are multigerm seeds, meaning each seed will produce two to five seedlings. So expect to thin beets aggressively. Thin to about one plant every 2 to 4 inches. Onions usually need to be thinned because they are easy to overplant since the seed is so small and hard to see. How far apart to thin depends on the kind of onion. Bunching onions: 1 to 2 inches apart. Yellow onions: 2 to 3 inches apart.

The best time to thin is right after rain or watering. And the thinnings are very tasty.

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