HOW TO GROW BEETS
- Plant beets in deep, well drained soil.
- Stay away from clay soil which is too heavy for the roots.
- Avoid planting in hard soil as hard soil can cause the beet roots to harden.
- Beets can be grown all winter long in most southern states.
- In northern areas, beets shouldn't be planted until the soil temperature is at least 40F.
- Beets do poorly in hot climates, therefore it's best to plant in either spring or fall.
- Plant beet seeds 1-2 inches apart.
- Cover seeds with loose soil and sprinkle with water.
- Seedlings should sprout within 7-14 days.
- To get a continuous supply of beets, plant several plants about three weeks apart from one another.
- Plant beets in an area that isn't crowded with other root plant such as trees.
- You'll want the roots to reach a depth of at least 3-6 inches.
- Beets can be planted in partial shade.
- You can harvest beets about 7-8 weeks after planting.
- Once beets have reached desired size, gently dig them up.