DAYS TO HARVEST
Sow beets ~1/2-1″ deep after soil has warmed to around 45 degrees.
Prefers full sun
pH 6.5 – 6.8. can tolerate a pH of 6.2 – 7.
Greens 3″ and taller
Beet seeds are actually a cluster of ~2-6 seeds. Sow thinly about 1-3″ apart. After germination, snip or pull out the weaker seedlings out of the cluster.
Beets can tolerate some cold and roots can remain in the ground until a hard freeze.
Thin and use the greens as they become 2-3″ and taller. The outer beet leaves can also be harvested for continual leaf production. Small beets can be harvested around 55 days after germination.
Beets grow well when paired with beans, leeks, kohlrabi, garlic, and onions.
USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS
This variety is usually grown for its richly colored red-purple tops. Greens can be added to brighten up a salad or steamed or sauteed to bring out their delectable, buttery flavor!