First, wait until the beet tops have turned brown before attempting beet seed harvesting. Next, cut 4 inches off the top of the beet plant and store these in a cool, dry area for two to three weeks to allow the seeds to ripen. The seed can then be stripped from the dried foliage by hand or placed in a bag and pounded.
Correspondingly, how long does it take for a carrot seed to germinate?
They require consistently moist soil and sometimes two weeks or more for germination. Dry or windy weather can mean slow or no germination for carrots. Carrots, parsnips, and parsley take 14 to 21 days to germinate; that means you must keep the seed bed evenly moist for up to three weeks or longer.
How long does it take for a lettuce seed to germinate?
Germination. In good growing conditions, lettuce seed will germinate within two to 12 days, depending on variety. Loose-head varieties may sprout more quickly than heading types, but all seeds depend on similar soil, moisture and light conditions to support germination.
Are beets easy to grow?
Beets require especially good nutrition and a high phosphorus level to germinate. Go easy on nitrogen however, an excess will cause sprawling greens and tiny bulbs beneath the soil. Wait until soil reaches 50°F before planting. Plant seeds ½ inch deep and 1-2 inches apart.