Beetroot, also known as Red Beet (latin name - Beta vulgaris) was planted today:
* variety - Boltardy * rows 30cm apart (wide enough to get the hoe down) * depth 2cm * seeds 2cm apart in the row
The seedbed was dry because it had been covered to keep the rain off.
The corky beetroot ’seed’ in the packet is really a fruit containing several seeds. So they will need thinning, even though the ’seeds’ have been carefully spaced.
beetroot seeds 2cm apart
seed 2cm deep
The beetroot seeds were then gently watered in to tighten the soil in the row.
Contact us if you are planting beetroot seeds and would like a pdf of the How to Grow Beetroot sheet.