Beet Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Amaranthaceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Cool season
Typical Zones Grown In:
2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Direct Sow
When to Direct Sow:
April,May,June,July
When to Start Indoors:
Sprouting Time:
5-12 days
Soil Temperature (C):
10-26
Depth:
1cm deep
Spacing (cm):
5-10cm
Row Spacing (cm):
30-45cm
Sun Exposure:
Part Shade,Full Sun
Maturity Time:
53 days
When To Harvest:
June,July,August,September
How to Harvest:
Selectibly harvest leaves when young and tender and harvest roots when swollen

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Roots and Leaves
Potential Health Benefits:
Antioxidant,Nutrient Dense,Blood Pressure,Athletic Performance,Anti-Inflammatory ,Digestive System,Brain Health,Cancer Fighting ,Weight Loss

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Kale,Collards,Broccoli,Brussel Sprouts,Cauliflower,Corn,Garlic,Kohlrabi,Leek,Lettuce
What Plants to Avoid:
Common Pests:
Leaf miners
Common Disease:
If beets have black cankers in the roots, soil may need more boron. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of borax to 4L (8½ US pints) of water, and spread evenly over 9m² (100 sq ft) of soil. Do not overapply at a heavier rate. Circular lesions with a purple halo on the leaf is cercospera leaf spot. Prevent by rotation and sanitation
Bonus Grow Tips:
Beets will not produce roots if soil is too cold

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