Beetroot

Growing Guide

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Where to plant

Full sun. Rich, Well drained soil.

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Sow depth

1cm

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Space between seeds / seedlings

5-10cm

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Row space

5cm

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Size of pot needed (width / depth)

10-30cm2

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Seedling Sow Depth

2cm

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Best practice

Directly sown

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Germination (days)

10-14

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Maturity (days)

90-120

How to Grow

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From seed

Loosen soil and plant seeds straight into the ground, 1cm deep and 5cm apart.

From seedling

Seedlings can be transplanted into well composted soil, following the depth, row space and seedling space guidelines for betroot.

In a pot

Choose a pot 20cm deep and 30-50cm wide.

Position in sunny sppot.

Fill with potting mix, Sow seeds shallowly, and lightly cover with mix.

Feed at least once every 2 weeks.

When 3-5c tall, seperate clusters and transplant into the garden or a new pot.

Ready to harvest

The betroot head will 'crown', and show its top out of the soil.

Collect seed

First, wait until the beet tops have browned before attempting to harvest the beet seeds.

Snip off the top 10cm of beet seeds, and place in a cool, dry area to allow beet seeds to ripen.

The seeds can then be stripped from the dried foliage, or placed in a bag and pounded.

When to Grow

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Zone 1 - Cool

January , February , September , October , November , December

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Zone 2 - Temperate

January , February , March , July , August , September , October , November , December

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Zone 3 - Subtropical

February , March , April , May , June , July , August , September , October

Companion Planting

Tips for Care

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Harvest young (when the beets are 30-50mm wide) as the 'baby beetroots' are the sweetest.
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Sow every 4-6 weeks during the season
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Betroot leaves can be harvested for salads from around 6 weeks on.

Always only take 1/3 of the leaves so the plant can continue to grow.
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Keeps well - 2-3 months in the fridge

Pests & Problems


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