Growing Beets From Seed
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Dark red beets are my favorite. Never really been a fan of the buttery flavor of the golden variety. I found out today that growing beets from seed is easier than trying to transplant seedlings.

Did you know that you can plant beets twice a year, in the Spring and in the Fall? It all depends on the variety you choose and the area you live. Although beets can grow almost anywhere.

How To Grow Beets From Seed

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • beet seeds
  • compost
  • bonemeal
  • organic fetilizer or manure
  • container or pot (optional)
  • burlap (optional)

Soak your seeds overnight in a bowl of warm water. In the Spring plant your seeds in loose sandy soil after the last frost, in the Fall plant after the temperature dips below 75 degrees F. Select a spot or area that gets full sunlight, away from any shade.

Plant in rows 12 to 18 inches apart. Place your seeds in clusters half an inch deep and 3 inches apart. Germination occurs in 3 to 5 days. Keep your beets well watered and thin them out to 3 inches apart when they are roughly 3 inches tall.

Start harvesting the greens when they are about 2 inches tall and use within 72 hours. The roots are ready for harvest anytime from one to three inches in diameter. Other companion vegetables include onions, lettuce, radishes, cabbage, broccoli and bush beans.

You can follow step by step instructions on Wikihow, here…

How To Grow Beets From Seed


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