Growing Beets

growing beets
Days before harvest / collection and preservation:
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It varies with the variety, but about 55 days from seed.
Harvesting Beets: You can start harvesting green when there is a couple of inches high. The greens are softer before they reach 6 "Beet roots are ready to harvest when they are about 1 ½ -. 2." In diameter. Large roots are harder and more fibrous.
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Harvest by pulling or digging. Allow at least 1 "goes through, to prevent bleeding during cooking.
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Storage Beets: Beets are ideal cellar vegetables can be stored for 3-4 months at near-freezing temperatures with high humidity (98-100 per cent). Beets can also be canned, pickled or frozen.

Varieties available:

"Burpee's Golden" - beautiful yellow-orange, but more capricious during growth.
"Chioggia" - the inheritance of red and white concentric circles
"Detroit Dark Red '- Ideal for eating fresh or canned and extraction.
'Mini Ball' - beet individual size. Ideal for containers.
Beet grown in pots:

Its compact habit makes a good choice for continaers beets. Containers should be at least 8 to 12 "deep and has good drainage sure to keep the pot and waterered ..
Small beet varieties, such as "Mini Ball" and "Ball Baby ', they do very well in containers.

Planting Beets and growth points:
Sun: From the beets are roots, a light, you prefer a well-drained soil. They must be removed rocks, clay and anything that can interfere with root development.growing beets
When planting beets:

Spring: Wait until the soil has warmed and dried. A soil temperature of 50 degrees F (10 degrees C) is ideal. Beets can be planted on every 3 weeks for a longer harvest.
Fall: beet seedlings can begin once the night temperatures start cooling. Be sure to leave about 1 month before the first expected frost,growing beets the last planting.
Planting Beets: Beets are good and always transplant the seeds are planted. Beet seed packets is actually seeds 4-6 strands. You can plant the whole group and bad and use green when they get a few inches in height or try to separate the groups in each seed before planting. The surest way to do this is to run gently roll over the mountains.growing beets Be careful not to crush the seeds. Personally,growing beets I find it easier just to clarify the small greens.

Beet seed to germinate can be slow because of its hard outer shell. Dip clusters of seeds overnight help smooth the skin and the germination rate. You can still use the old trick of planting radish sprouts quickly in the same row as the beet. growing beets This helps to define the line and loosen the soil.growing beets When the beets begin to grow, radishes are ready to be thrown.
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Another tip is to cover seed germination in the garden with vermiculite, peat or other non-crust. This prevents warm moist seed, but does not prevent it breaks through the surface. This trick is very useful in gardens with less than ideal soil.growing beets

Beet cultivation with a portion of the root in the ground, so that the seeds do not need to be planted deeply. 1/2 "to 1" deep enough, planting deeper than global temperature.
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Beets are planted only about 2-3 "on the other. This is the roots need space and when the leaves begin to grow together, provide a cooling mulch the roots. You can plant in rows, lines or blocks. It is easier to simply scatter the seed and thin for the recommended spacing. cloudy Everything can be consumed.growing beets

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