Growing Guide for Beetroot:
Plant your beetroot seedlings in a sunny location, where they receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight each day.
Select well-draining, loamy soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. Ensure the soil is free of rocks and debris that might hinder root development.
- Space your beetroot seedlings 2-4 inches apart in rows that are 12-18 inches apart.
- Plant the seedlings at a depth of 1 inch, covering them with soil and gently firming it around each plant.
- Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, as beetroot plants prefer even moisture.
- Mulch around the beetroot plants to conserve moisture, regulate soil temperature, and deter weeds.
- Fertilize with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer once or twice during the growing season.
- Watch for common pests like aphids and leaf miners, and take appropriate pest control measures if necessary.
You can start harvesting beetroot when they reach the size of golf balls or desired maturity. Gently pull them from the soil, taking care not to damage the roots.
With “The Beetroot Box,” you’ll have a continuous supply of homegrown beetroot to elevate your culinary creations. Happy gardening!