Crunchy, super-healthy and incredibly easy to grow.
- Really easy to grow. It’s one of the nation's best selling vegetable seeds.
- Can be sown straight into the garden or in a big pot.
- Harvest the fat red globes in the autumn.
- Tender and crunchy when fresh.
Complete growing directions
- Beetroot seeds will produce several seedlings each.
- In a long container sow seeds in pairs in a row 9 inches apart, or in an 18 inch pot sow 3 pairs of seeds equally spaced.
- Water and wait. The seedlings will shove each other aside to give you a harvest of fat red globes.
Alternative method: you can sow seeds directly into the soil in your garden (9 inches apart).
- The easiest way to tell if something needs watering is with your finger: poke it into the soil to test.
- If the soil is damp just under the surface, don't water. If it is dry up to the first crease of your finger then you need to water.
- Seeds and seedlings need care when watering – use a fine-head watering can so you don't over-water them.
- It is better to water well infrequently than to sprinkle a little every day.
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All about Beetroot
- Plant: March–July
- Harvest: June–October
- Container: Pot
(alternative container: the ground)
- Location: Outdoor space
(alternative location: garden)
- What to sow: Seed