Latin Name – Beta vulgaris
Sowing Instructions – Sow Beetroot from early march under cloches, or if sowing in the open from mid-April to July for a regular supply of tasty roots. Sowings made from June onwards can be also be used for storing for winter use. Alternatively, sow into large cell trays and plant out when ready.If sowing direct in the ground, sow approx 2cm deep with a 10cm spacing in the rows, the rows should be around 30cm apart.
Hints and Tips – Dry soil will lead to woody roots, so water well and make sure the soil is always moist.
Protect early seedlings with fleece if a cold spell is forecast. Young beetroot plants are sensitive to cold and could bolt to seed early. There are bolt resistant varieties available and these should be your first choice for early sowings.
Feed every other week.
Do not let the beetroot get too big as this will reduce taste and quality.
Number of seeds:- Approx 100