Full sun. Rich, Well drained soil.
Loosen soil and plant seeds straight into the ground, 1cm deep and 5cm apart.
Seedlings can be transplanted into well composted soil, following the depth, row space and seedling space guidelines for betroot.
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.
The betroot head will 'crown', and show its top out of the soil.
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.
Zone 1 - Cool
January , February , September , October , November , December
Zone 2 - Temperate
January , February , March , July , August , September , October , November , December
Zone 3 - Subtropical
February , March , April , May , June , July , August , September , October