Posted: 12/05/2014 at 11:33
It's partly because of slugs (and wanting an early crop) that I go for modules. I tend to find the slugs aren't so bothered when they leaves get bigger.
I think the reason people like Monty Don say modules for beets are ok is because, unlike say carrots, the bit you harvest isn't actually at the end of the tap root. With carrots, you definitely end up with mis-shapen veg.
Anyway, like I say, it's now a case of making sure none of these bloomin' white dots hatch! If I can stave off the leaf-miners, I'm hopeful I'm only a few weeks off from having baby beets...