Grow Guide - Beets

How To Start: Sow beetroot seeds outdoors from mid-April to late June, into a shallow drill, 1cm deep. Space seeds 10cm apart, with 30cm between rows.

Beetroot grows well in large containers of sifted garden soil or high-quality, well-draining compost.

Temperature: Grow best in 10-18℃

Light: Beetroot prefers a position in full sun. They will grow in light shade, but avoid areas that get no direct sun at all.

If planting indoors, use our Pianta grow light for 12 to 14 hours per day.

Watering & Care: Water beetroot regularly. This reduces the likelihood of the roots becoming woody or splitting. Hoe around the plants to keep the row weed-free, taking care not to damage the swelling beetroot.

Fertiliser: If plants aren't growing strongly, apply high nitrogen and phosphorus fertiliser (30g/1oz per sq m/yd), such as sulphate of ammonia, and water in. Fertilise the beets a second time after they sprout, approximately six weeks after the beet seedlings first break the soil surface.

Pests: Aphids (remove with soapy solution) Slugs and snails (keep garden tidy and use beer traps)

Height: 2-5 feet tall

Time Of Growth: Most of the globe types are ready to harvest in 8-10 weeks; longer, cylindrical varieties take nearer 20 weeks.

How To Use: Perfect for salads or warm dinners. Beetroot can be boiled for one to two hours, depending on age, then drained and peeled, or try it wrapped in foil and baked in a low oven

Is It Toxic To Pets? No, safe for pets

Nutritional Values:

for 100 g of product

Potassium: - 325 mg

Phosphorus: - 40 mg

Calcium: - 16 mg

Sodium: - 78 mg

Iron: - 0.8 mg