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839 – Lutz Green Leaf

$3.00$12.50

Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Big, tender, glossy, green tops with thick pinkish succulent midribs. One of the best to grow for greens as well as for its large, sweet, heart-shaped roots. An excellent storage variety. Like growing great storage beets and extra-sweet pink-stemmed swiss chard on the same plant!

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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
65-70

SOWING
Sow beets ~1/2-1″ deep after soil has warmed to around 45 degrees.

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Prefers full sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
pH 6.5 – 6.8. can tolerate a pH of 6.2 – 7.

PLANT HEIGHT
Greens 6-10″

PLANT SPACING
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.

HARDINESS ZONES
Beets can tolerate some cold and roots can remain in the ground until a hard freeze.

HARVEST
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.

COMPANION PLANTING
Beets grow well when paired with beans, leeks, kohlrabi, garlic, and onions.

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

In January 2015, Huffington Post collected 30 Beet Dishes That’ll Convince You to Try Something New. We are particularly intrigued by the Beet and Goat Cheese Hummus and French “Peasant” Beets. Please share if you try any and what you think of them!

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Sizes

S ~150 Seeds, LG ~600 Seeds, 1 oz ~2,200 Seeds, 2+ oz $/oz

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