Easy-to-grow beets do double-duty in the kitchen, producing tasty roots for baking, boiling and fresh greens to boil or steam. Plant them early for top quality and best flavor. Some varieties have red stems and venation in the leaves, making them a natural for edible landscaping.Soak seeds in water 24 hours before planting so that you can separate the seeds . Recommended soil pH 5.5 -6.5 Thinning is nearly always required as seedlings emerge from a seedball of several seeds. If you don’t thin them, you will get a number of rather pathetic plants which don’t grow to an edible size. Harvest in 55 – 70 days but will keep in ground for longer. Tolerates light frost. Keep well-watered. Dry beetroot develop a woody and inedible core. For tasty and tender beetroot, start harvesting at golfball-size. Easy to grow. Harvest in 55-70 days Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 7°C and 25°C. Space plants: 20-30cm
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