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How to Grow Beetroot

 

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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. 

 

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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

Aftercare

As above

Harvesting

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).

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