When is it the right time to sow beetroot.

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asked Feb 17, 2013 by Deleted User

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answered Feb 17, 2013 by neil glatzeder

Hello John

Most seed suppliers recommend around Mid March to sow directly.

I have sow seed in modules last week which I keep in a frost free green house.

This should hopefully give me a head start for the growing season. I will then plant directly into the ground around about May time.  So hopefully will have 2 different maturation rates and have some early beets and some later ones.

Hope that helps.

Kind regards.


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answered Apr 2, 2013 by Mariah Redwood
Plant now and later for ongoing crop. Some are good for greens and some for the root. All must be thined, so the beetroot has room to grow. Enjoy the green thinings. The smaller the more tender. 
Even is you plant late as long as they sprout you have grees and maybe some baby beets.
Beets have 3 embroys in each seed, which is why you end up with so many plants and wondering why when you were so careful not to over plant.
Chard is of the same family so this is the time to plant this wonderful green.