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Growing Beetroot – How to Grow Beetroot

The leaves can be used in salads as well as the more familiar globes.

VARIETIES

  • Boltardy: Smooth-skinned roots of fine colour,Beetroot Boltardyare ideal for exhibition. Resistant to bolting and recommended for early sowing. (Globe or Round type.) RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Recommended by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany. [Sutton Seeds]

SOWING

Sow directly where they are to grow, 1in deep, or in the greenhouse in modules of compost.

PLANTING

If growing in modules, pop the plug plants into their final growing positions.

Companion Planting

Prefers to be planted with Cabbages, Lettuces, Onions and Kohl Rabi.

Crop Rotation

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Seasonal Care & Related Posts

Thin the seedlings to around 4in apart, use the seedlings in salad. Keep well watered and weed free.

    PESTS, DISEASES AND PROBLEMS

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    Harvesting

    Lift as-and-when required throughout the year. Use a hand fork to gently lift out of the soil.

    Saving seed for next year

    coming soon

    How to Store

    Best stores in boxes and dry sand.

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          Sean James Cameron

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