Your online resource

for all things culinary

HOME Search this Site All Recipes Special Sections Articles &  Resources Kitchen Equipment Food & Health Growing Food Directories

Missing an Ingredient ?


How to Grow Beetroot


Go to:-   Growing Vegetables Main Page Growing Herbs & Vegetables Main Page  |  Growing Herbs Main Page   |  Garden Store Beetroot  Recipes



Below are general guidelines for growing beetroot including plant height to enable you to plan exactly where to place them when growing amongst other plants. 


For detailed instructions on growing fruit plus in-depth articles on growing your own edible produce visit our sister site or why not visit our gardening blog The Urban Gardener.


Plant Height

Up to 30cm/12" 

Time between sowing and harvesting

About 10-12 weeks


Where to Sow

Outdoors in open ground or in containers at least 22cm/9" wide

Sowing time

Outdoors late March to July  - temperature   +10C/50F. 

How to Sow

2 seeds 2.5cm/1" deep - 10cm/4" between seeds -  in rows 30cm/12" apart or in groups/blocks

After Germination

When the seedlings are 2.5cm/1" thin to 1 seedling per station. Throw away the thinnings as these do not transplant well.

Growing on - 

in Pots

Keep well watered and avoid dry spells to prevent the beets becoming woody or splitting

Growing on-

in open ground

As above


As above


Start pulling the beetroots once they have reached the size of a golf ball, pulling alternate plants to give space for the remaining roots to reach maturity (about the size of a cricket ball).

 Follow us 





 Sign up for Free E-mailings

I still haven't found what I'm looking for


Try our search facility. Type in your main ingredient (s) or whatever you happen to have available in your store cupboard or fridge and allow us to whisk you up a recipe in seconds!




For full advanced search tips visit our main search page via the red "search this site" button at the top of the page


About Us  |  Contact Us  |   Advertise |    Private Privacy  |   Media Resources  |  Links  |  Sitemap  |  Printing Recipes  |  


Abbreviations on this site  




This Web Site was designed and created by Copyright 2000 to date [Recipes4us] All rights reserved.

 Some Photos