Beetroot are easy to grow. They come in red, white or yellow fruiting versions. Beetroot leaves are edible and can be grown and harvested young for salad.
- Grow in fertile, well-drained soil.
- Sow direct & successionally every 2 weeks from April to mid-summer (into early July).
- For early crops grow under cloches or cold frames.
- Choose bolt-resistant types.
- Keep evenly moist.
- Beets mature in 9-12 weeks.
- Late season sowings can be left in the ground under a cloche.