Beetroot – beta vulgaris

Beetroot are easy to grow.  They come in red, white or yellow fruiting versions.

Beetroot leaves are also edible and can be grown and harvested young for salad.

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil.

Sow direct and successionally every 2 weeks from April to mid-summer.

For early crops grow under cloches or cold frames.

Choose bolt-resistant types.

Beets mature in 9-12 weeks.

Late season sowings can be left in the ground under a cloche.