I love eating the stuff, but I'm yet to have success growing beetroot. My first attempts involved starting them on seed raising mix, transplanting them to bottomless pots (ala Linda Woodrow's "standard" method), and planting in the garden. They germinated fine, but died in the garden. Then I tried putting 3 seeds into a 2 L milk carton bottomless pot and germinating them there, and putting the resulting plants straight into the ground, to try to avoid root disturbance as much as I could. Most of them died too. I've tried planting the seed direct as well, and no success there either. I can't see that they are being eaten by anything, as other stuff planted at the same time has survived. I have planted a whole pack of seed over the past year and I think I got about 4 edible beets. What am I doing wrong? I've bought a new packet of seed and want to get it right for autumn!