Beet stems weak and floppy (and wasting away)?
I sowed them directly into my beds (Mel's Mix), just barely covered with soil, on April 19, so they're about 4 weeks old (took about a week to germinate). They're growing, but the stems are very floppy, and on many of them, right at the top of the soil level, the stem is blackening and thinner than the rest of the red portion of the stem.
I water every day in the early morning, when they're still in shade.
Any ideas on what's causing this?