Yellow Beetroot Boldor F1 200 seeds
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 when cooked; great varitey as it keeps it's colour. Excellent sweet flavour. Creates a great visual in salads and pickles, or why not try roasting your beetroot.
Sow the beetroot seeds thinly, early March-late June, about 2cm apart in rows, and cover with a little soil. Allow about 30cm between the rows. Beetroot can be sown as early as end of January in a frost-free greenhouse.
As the beetroot seedlings develop, thin them to about 10cm apart. Keep soil moist at all times to prevent the roots becoming dry and woody. Tear the top of instead of cutting, and cook the beetroot with the skin and peel it off after cooking, this way you will have more goodness in the roots. Check out how to grow beetroot in details here.