Beet Beta vulgaris
How to sow beet: Direct seed into soil. Thin to 7cm apart when seedlings are 5cm tall.
Sun requirement for beet: Plant in Full Sun
Beet has been planted 68 times by Growstuff members.
Typically grown for its round or cylindrical taproot, the leaves of the beet are also edible. Leaves resemble Swiss chard on a smaller scale and are good sautéed. The taproot, or beet, ranges in color from deep red to gold, orange, or white and red striped. The beet has a delicious, earthy flavor with a touch of sweetness to it when roasted.
Median lifespan18 weeks
First harvest expected5 weeks after planting
Companionsspring onion collard greens passion fruit sweet potato watermelon radish
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Today I transplanted the [cabbage](crop) and [onion](crop) seedlings outside and planted seeds for: [arugula](crop), [garlic](crop) (well, cloves, not seeds--forced in the fridge), mesclun salad mix, [kale](crop), [cauliflower](crop), and [beet](crop)s. Some of these (cauliflower, beets, mesclun)...Read more
This weekend I had two full days to really focus on the yard, and I made the most of it. With the intermittent help of several others over the course of the weekend, I got both easement planter boxes filled with compost and soil, cleaned up and weeded the alley, got the stump pulled from the coni...
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I've got seeds either on-hand or ordered for just about everything I'm starting from seed this year. I've been working out what I want to plant, and this is the plan I've come up with for the 72 square feet of my backyard raised beds: ![garden plan](http://mackenzie.morgan.name/tmp/garden_plan...
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Finally some seasonably warm weather. The peas are shooting up rather quickly. The [lettuce](crop) has sprouted. Beets are up. [Turnip](crop) are getting their second set of leaves so I will be thinning them out this week. [Radish](crop) going strong. And I believe I saw the [Swiss Chard](cro...Read more
I HAVE SPROUTS! I'm way too excited about this for somebody my age. There are a *lot* of beets coming up. In fact, way more sprouts than seeds I planted?? Do "[beet](crop) seeds" actually each have more than one seed in them? Am I going to have to figure out how to thin them earlier than I ...Read more
All the seeds I ordered this year have shown up. I've got seeds for 7 kinds of dye plants, though I won't be planting all of those. Some of them get too big for the space I'm allocated. I got Burpee's heirloom seeds for [summer squash](crop), purple-top white globe [turnip](crop)s, chioggia [...Read more
I have been concerned about my pea planting because we had some unseasonably cold weather after I planted them. But I see a few sprouts from the Cascadia and Mammoth Melting [snap pea](crop)s. The Green Arrow shelling [peas](crop) have no sprouts so I replanted them today. [Turnip](crop)s hav...Read more
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