Growing advice and tips from Marshalls Seeds
Beetroot is a quick and easy crop to grow maturing in as little as ten weeks. It stores well over winter too. Harvest from the tender baby beet stage or grow on to maturity. They are perfect for adding to salads or serving as a vegetable boiled or roasted.
Sow seeds thinly, about 2cm (1in) apart in pre-watered shallow rows, and cover with a little soil. Allow about 30cm (12in) between rows. As seedlings develop, thin them to about 10cm (4in) apart. Keep soil moist at all times to prevent roots becoming dry and woody.
Special Notes / Harvest
Twist the tops off the roots rather than cut them. This prevents bleeding.
To produce baby beets, thin seedlings to just 5cm (2in) apart and pull them when they are about the size of a golf ball.