Posted: 12/05/2014 at 13:21
I start most of my veg off in modules apart from the one's with a tapering root, in part due to having previously grown in a small space. As you harvest stuff you have something to take it's place which is already part grown.
I've not planted out beetroot yet but have at least forty seedlings ready. I'm being over cautious and watching what other plot holders do. Most seem to sow straight into the ground though, I've not plucked up the courage yet, it looks harder to do than modules and back breaking stuff.
Boltardy is usually fairly hardy, I've not known the leaves go purple but it sounds like they are coming through. Good luck...