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 4-6″ apart, utilizing the beet greens in salads and baby beets if you wish. Beets can be harvested at full size, these beets can grow up to 2′ long. Fodder beets root usually grows half above ground.
Beets grow well when paired with beans, leeks, kohlrabi, garlic, and onions.
USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS
Most often used to enhance livestock health, however, chefs have been known to thinly slice this giant beet to make a decorative (and somewhat edible) plate.