I'm a real gardening novice in my 2nd year of growing vegetables in a small converted area of my garden.
Over the w.end i spent an hour in the rain potting on some swede seedlings that i'd put in a tray because at the time i had no allocated room in my raised beds, thinking i would be getting a head start. :-/ now i'm wondering have a damaged the root??
Should i risk planting them out and see what happens or start again and put seeds straight into the veg bed ??
Personally I would give them a couple of weeks in their new pots then pop them in the garden.
My swedes got munched by the chickens last year (a particular favourite along with the parsnips) so I'm not doing any swedes this year & the parsnips have been moved to the front garden so that they can't get their beaks on them;-)
You are ok to pot on root veg
I will be doing the same for my swede a bit later when they have grown more
Beetroot is another common thing to grow and then transplant or pot up
You can transplant Parsnips also, many bring them on in toilet roll holders then transplant the whole thing
Carrots are a bit more tricky and stubborn however, I thinned m carrots out and because they looked so good, I transplanted. They looked poorly to start but then perked up all of a sudden
If you like a good tap root on any of your root beg, sow/plant in a fine compost
Check out my roots at Blicky's Blog
Phew thanks so much Darren, i have 80 seedlings that i was about to through out :-/ don't know where i'm going to put them all, might have to give hubby a nudge to build me another raised bed or i'll pop up to my local alloments and see if theres anyone that wants them :-)
I did my parsnips in loo roll inners last year - put a couple of seeds in each one and then thinned one out when ready to plant. Put the whole thing into a hole and they all came up fantastically - I had the best row on the plot!
Am doing the same again this year, but am a bit behind at moment, however I'm sure they'll catch up!