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.
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 beets to about 3-4″ apart, utilizing the beet greens in salads and baby beets as you wish. Beets can be harvested at full size or anytime after their tops have poked up out of the ground. Beets may be left for a week or two after maturity in the soil to increase their storage time, however, their texture will become slightly woody.
Beets grow well when paired with beans, leeks, kohlrabi, garlic, and onions.
USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS
Three Root Grex beets are so sweet and beautiful, that they are best showcased nearly on their own. Cook these beets with the skins on, then slip the skins off in cold water after cooking. Slice, and make a stacked salad with layers of the different colors, garnish with a little bit of fresh basil, some blue cheese and a little balsamic vinegar. If you are a blue cheese lover, you can spread a little between the layers as well. If blue cheese is not your cup of tea, then a tiny sprinkle of salt helps this simple beet delight.