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Beetroot Seeds

Beetroot Seeds (Gourmet Mix)

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Price: 2.49

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Beetroot Seeds - Description

  • Fast Growing Beetroot Seeds
  • Mix of 4 Different Coloured Beetroots
  • Use as Baby Beetroot or Mature Beets
  • Mix Includes: Albino, Burpees Golden, Chioggia & Detroit 2
  • Ready to Harvest Within 12 -16 Weeks
  • Seeds Per Pack: 200
  • Early or Maincrop

Beetroot Seeds - How to Grow

  • Sow: Outdoors in prepared drills
  • Sowing time: Late April to July
  • Stagger planting times for a continued harvest
  • Benefits from warmer conditions to aid germination
  • Heat soil prior to sowing using a garden cloche
  • Sow 1cm deep and thinly
  • Thin to 10cm apart when large enough to handle
  • Row spacing: 30cm apart
  • Harvest: Beetroot can be harvested when 10cm in diameter
  • Can be sown indoors and transplanted out in May
  • See how to grow tab for full growing instructions

Beetroot Seeds - Uses

  • A variety of uses such as fresh sales and processing
  • Beetroot can be eaten on it's own or in salads
  • Leaves can be steamed or used raw in salads
  • Suitable for pickling
  • Excellent when roasted either

Beetroot Seeds - Advantages

  • Great quality mix of beetroot seeds
  • Easy to grow beetroot varieties
  • Tastes great
  • Looks great

Index

  • Sowing Instructions (Indoors)
  • How to Transplant
  • Sowing Instructions (Outdoors)
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest
  • Storage
  • Pests & Diseases

Sowing Instructions (Indoors)

  • Sowing time: You can sow under glass in late February into March
  • Sow in fibre pots to prevent disturbance to roots
  • Sow 3 seeds in the centre of each fibre pot
  • Soak soil before sowing seeds & cover seeds lightly with soil
  • Thin out seedlings once they emerge to one seedling per pot

How to Transplant

  • Harden off seedlings before planting out
  • Ensure weather is warm before planting out
  • If using fibre pots, plant the seedling with fibre pot in soil
  • If using seed trays take care not to disturb roots when transplanting
  • Spacing: Space seedlings 10cm apart
  • Position in full Sun
  • Soil: Beetroot likes light fertile, moist soil
  • Prefers ground that hasn't had organic matter recently added
  • Grow in soil with a pH of neutral to alkaline
  • Soil should be well dug and light to allow for good root development

Sowing Instructions (Outdoors)

  • Sowing Time: Sow from late March to July
  • Wait until frost has passed
  • Beetroot needs high soil temperature to germinate
  • The night before you sow your beetroot seed soak them in room temperature water for several hours
  • Sow directly in prepared drills
  • Prepare drills 1cm deep and 30cm between rows
  • Sow seeds thinly, 3-5cm apart
  • Thin once seedlings are large enough to handle

Crop Maintenance

  • Do not sow in the ground too early as this can lead to bolting
  • Avoid Irregular watering or poor weather as this can lead to bolting
  • Protect early sown crops with a garden cloche
  • Keep the rows weed free and well watered
  • A small scattering of growmore or fish, blood and bone can increase vegetable vigour

Harvesting

  • Beetroot 'greens' can be harvested early by removing with a knife
  • Beetroot can be harvested when 10cm in diameter
  • Pull every second plant, leaving room for others to develop into larger crops
  • Pull by hand or using a garden fork
  • Do not let beetroot get too big as this will reduce the flavor
  • Shake off the soil and twist the leaves off as opposed to cutting them off
  • This prevents bleeding

Storage

  • Can be placed in the fridge for short term storage
  • For longer term storage the beetroot must be kept in a cool, dark and dry area
  • Keep away from strong flavors or scents
  • Beetroot will keep for 6 months this way
  • Root can also be kept in the freezer once it has been boiled and sliced
  • Beetroot can also be pickled in vinegar for preservation

Pests & Diseases

  • Beetroot has no real serious pests or disease problems
  • However baron deficiency is sometimes seen in the crop
  • Damage: Leaf yellowing and scorching
  • Reduce attack by careful soil preparation and general maintenance of the crop
  • Other pests and diseases include mangold fly, heart rot, black leg and bolting
  • However these are very uncommon

Beetroot

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These were exactly as advertised. I'll look forward to growing these.
I'd ordered a houseplant with these seeds and the package arrived within 24 hours, what brilliant service. Will definitely use this company again.
Came on time just planted then can't wait for them to grow
Germinated quickly in the polytunnel. I grew these last year. They are easy to grow and a nice deviation from the traditional beetroot.

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