HOW TO GROW FROM SEEDS
It is very easy to grow Beetroot both outdoors or indoor. Pre-soak the seeds in warm water 1 hour before sowing, this will help to speed up germination. Sow beetroot seeds outdoors from mid-April to late June, into a shallow drill, 1cm deep. Space seeds 10cm apart, with 30cm between rows. Water regularly and keep the area free from weeds. Direct sow beetroot seeds indoors from March to July in a weed-free, sunny position in fertile, light, well-drained soil. Sow beetroot seeds thinly in shallow drills at a depth of 1cm and 30cm apart. Now, wait with patience for your next care.
CARE AFTER GERMINATION
Germination will usually take 12 to 24 days. When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings within each row to 5 - 7cm apart. Water the beetroot regularly after the seeds germinate. This reduces the likelihood of the roots becoming woody or splitting. Hoe around the plants to keep the row weed-free, taking care not to damage the swelling beetroot roots. Most of the globe types are ready to harvest in 8-10 weeks; longer, cylindrical varieties take nearer 20 weeks. Beetroot Germinates at 8 - 25°C.
HOW TO HARVEST BEETROOTS
Yahoo! It's time. While harvesting beetroot, grasp the foliage firmly where it meets the top of the root and pull. Beetroot is better harvested too early rather than too late – younger roots are tenderer. Pull roots the size of a cricket ball or smaller and store only those that are undamaged. After lifting, twist off foliage about 5cm from the root, leaving short stalks. Pull the beetroot when the roots are 1 1/2" in diameter or bigger.
Note: Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.
- Season: April to June
- USDA Zones: 2-11
- Days to Harvest: 7-8 Weeks.
- Height: 2 Feet
- Soil Type: Loam
- Temperature: 8-25 Degree C
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