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sugar beet seeds

Post: #249975 demi
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:52 pm

where can i buy sugar beet seeds from to grow to make my own sugar??

also has anyone else done this? is it worth it? does the sugar turn out the same as shop bought sugar?

i know they make sugar in the uk from sugar beet and the left overs get put into animal feed.
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Re: sugar beet seeds

Post: #249990 demi
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:02 pm

grate thanks :)
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Re: sugar beet seeds

Post: #250363 Leander82
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:17 am

Beets are a biennial plant, so they only produce seed in the second year after sowing. This can make seed saving difficult as you must keep the beet root alive through the winter months so it can produce seed the next summer. Digging up the root and storing it in a safe place protects it from winter cold and makes saving beet seeds simpler.

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Re: sugar beet seeds

Post: #250383 MKG
Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:07 pm

You have to grow it first, though, to get the plant to allow to go to seed. But that sounds like you've actually got some, Leander82. You could make yourself EVER so popular on here with a few people if you offered a bit of that seed.

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Re: sugar beet seeds

Post: #250392 demi
Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:39 pm

yes!
i am hunting for seeds from the UK online and all i can find is an agricultural company, full of valuble information on varietys ect, but im still hitting a brick wall on where to get the seeds from :banghead:

iv found some on ebay from the states which says they would deliver overseas but im not sure on the quality of the variety :dontknow:
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Re: sugar beet seeds

Post: #250397 Odsox
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:06 pm

MKG wrote:You have to grow it first, though, to get the plant to allow to go to seed. But that sounds like you've actually got some, Leander82. You could make yourself EVER so popular on here with a few people if you offered a bit of that seed.

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Re: sugar beet seeds

Post: #277795 shirefolk
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:33 pm

Hi, I have just purchased sugar beet seeds from 'The Sustainable Seed Company" in the US .... due to the high cost of posting a few packets I ordered extra so if anyone wants any I have unopened 1gram pkts which contain roughly 130 seeds .... the price works out at £3.50 a pkt, free postage to addresses in the UK If anyone is interested


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