Buy healthy seeds to pick the best beetroot

Buy healthy seeds to pick the best beetroot

Beetroot is easy to grow in any home garden from seeds. The sweet underground-growing bulbs is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, plus the above-ground growing greens are tasty and packed with nutrition as well. Planting beetroots provides a gardener with the unique ability to grow two vegetables in the same space. The lovely swollen bulbs are versatile in eating preparation and are simple to preserve for enjoying long after the garden season is over. Beetroots come in red, white or yellow and all have green leafy tops. Each colour has a slightly different flavour and harvest time. White and yellow beetroots reach maturity faster and won’t ‘bleed’ into salads or other dishes. However, they don’t provide the desired red colour that most people associate with beets either.

Beetroots are very easy to grow, and in our opinion plug plants should not even be available to buy. Sow the seeds from middle of April direct outside in your garden. You can plant the seeds in the UK till late June. The seeds can be sown in drills thinly, cover them with soil and water well. After germiation thin out the seedlings if they are too close to each other in the row, and keep the beetroots weed free and watered in hot weather, and make sure you eat the seedlings.

  • Boltardy has excellent sweet flavour, smooth skin and deep red tender flesh. And this variety has very good resistance to bolting. One of the most popular variety amongst the root vegetables in our online shop. 300 seeds cost only 99p. Great for the UK climate. Keeps well in the ground till late...

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  • Yellow Beetroot Seed packet at 99p. It is a great hybrid variety to add some colour to your salads and your veggie patch. The leaves are edible too, but these leaves are somewhat milder than other varieties' and can be used even when the plants are mature, just like spinach. The roots don't bleed...

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  • This traditional Italian variety has globe-shaped roots, dark green foliage and deep red stem. When sliced, unusual red and white rings are exposed, adding an attractive element to the salad plate. Excellent sweet flavour. Delicious in salads or as a hot veg. A heirloom variety and one...

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  • Beetroot Bull's Blood is a good looking beetroot, grown mainly as a salad leaf crop but can be fully grown for its roots, which are softer than other varieties and very deep red and sweet. The deep red leaves make this variety an added interest in baby leaf salads. Grow as a cut and come again...

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  • As the name suggests, a long, slim, cylindrical shaped beetroot, with a dark red colour to both the outer smooth skin and the inner sweet  flesh. Ideal beetroot variety for slicing. Matures earlier than other globe shaped ones.. If you decide to grow this variety make sure you have a light...

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  • White Detroit beetroot as easy to grow as any other beetroot. The globe shaped roots are tender and sweeter. If you don't really like beetroot, this is a must try variety. Useful in cooking as it will not turn everything else red in your kitchen. Sow white detroit thinly, early March-late June,...

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  • Very reliable and easy to grow variety. Detroit 2 produces deep crimson, globe-shaped roots of excellent sweet flavour. Delicious eaten hot, or raw in salads. A great all around beetroot, which is easy to grow and for 400 seeds @ 99p it is a real bargain. The best variety for...

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  • A well know variety, easy to grow variety. Organic Detroit beetroots produce deep crimson, globe-shaped roots of excellent sweet flavour. Delicious eaten hot, or raw in salads. Sowing Sow the beetroot thinly, early March-late June, about 2cm apart in rows, and cover with a little...

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