Beetroot – beta vulgaris

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.