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How to grow Beetroot

How to grow Beetroot

Learn how to grow Beetroot! It's versatile, quick and has a range of uses in the kitchen.

Beetroot Varieties

A wide range of types are available:

  • Round ball shaped varieties – these form tennis ball shaped beets just under the soil surface. Ideal for shallow soils
  • Long root varieties – these grow long thin beets similar to a carrot. Suit deeply worked soils
  • Coloured varieties – Beetroot comes in varies colours from the traditional rich red through to yellow, white and pink types.

How to grow Beetroot

Sow beetroot seed in early spring once the soil has warmed up and dried out. Choose a sunny position and work over well. Beetroot likes a sweet soil add lime prior to planting. You will find some garden centres have beetroot plants available as seedlings. Make sure when planting seedlings that the soil is deep enough to allow the roots to develop. Plant approx 10cm apart. 

Beetroot Growing Guide

Once seedlings appear or are planted, apply slug and snail bait around the plants. Apply liquid fertilizer each month. Crop should be ready in 2 months from planting. The round varieties can be grown in a container

How to Harvest Beetroot

Harvest by using a fork to loosen the soil around the beetroot when lifting. Store in a cool dark place. Leave stalks on the beetroot until you are ready to cook. Removing them will cause the beetroot to bleed its natural die – this make a huge mess.

How to cook Beetroot

All parts of the beetroot are edible. The leaves can be added to salads and stir-fries. The beet itself is ideal for roasting, bottling and preserving. The juice from the beets can be used as a natural clothing die.

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