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Beetroot in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Beta Vulgaris

 

Beetroot

Beetroot is a very distinctive vegetable usually globe shaped, dark crimson in colour. The leaves are dark green, sometimes tinged purple, heart shaped and crinkled.

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plant Features
  • Beetroot likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Beetroot likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Beetroot is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Beetroot likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Beetroot

Latin name

Beta Vulgaris

type

Vegetable

family

Amaranthaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Beetroot likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Beetroot is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Beetroot likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Beetroot likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Beetroot is 0.50meters x 0.40meters 0.50 M 0.40 M

Beta Vulgaris

Beetroot is a very distinctive vegetable usually globe shaped, dark crimson in colour. The leaves are dark green, sometimes tinged purple, heart shaped and crinkled.


Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Summer

Beetroot seeds can be sown any time from early Spring to mid Summer. Make a shallow trench in manured soil and either sow the seeds in pairs every 4", and then remove the weakest of the pair when they are about 2" high, or sow more thickly, and, when the plants are the size of golf balls, thin to leave one plant every 4", and use the thinnings in salads. Sow every 4 weeks for a succession of crops. Make an earlier start by sowing in the greenhouse in late Winter, and planting out in early Spring

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant out seedlings grown in the greenhouse into well-manured soil, in rows 12" apart, and the plants 4" apart.

 
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