beetroot or Beta vulgaris Mixed
- sold out
- approx 250 seeds
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: tolerates most
When you grow these, you will get a mixture of colours, including red, white, gold and the unusual pink ringed ‘Chioggia’, each giving you a different flavour that is ideal for livening up a salad. They are rich in beta carotene, calcium, iron and folic acid and the mixture contains Pablo F1(25%), Boldor F1 (25%), Avalanche F1 (25%) and Barbabietola di Chioggia (25%).
- Growing Instructions:In spring, make a shallow drill 1.5cm deep and sow the large, easy-to-handle seeds, allowing 30cm between each row. Cover lightly with soil and water in. Thin the seedlings gradually as they grow leaving one plant every 10cm or so. Beetroot can also be grown in containers by sowing directly into the compost, about five seeds to a 45cm pot. In the border or allotment, sow a half-row of seeds every three weeks for a regular supply of roots from early summer well into autumn.
- Sow: March to July
- Harvest: June to October
- Approximate quantity: 250 seeds