The beetroot seeds I plants a couple of months ago are doing well so recently I thinned out the seedings. Don't throw away the seedlings that have been gently extracted from teh ground! The leaves are great in salads (I have seen Sainsburys include them in their bags of overprices salad leaves.)
We boiled the roots though what we hoped to gain from doing this is not clear! I had in mind something that could be used as part of a meal. That wasn't so successful.