Roots are sweet and firm and can be lifted as baby beets when young or left to mature. An excellent source of folate and good source of potassium.
Sow outdoors: April – July, thinly where they are to crop, 2.5cm(1”) deep directly into finely prepared soil which has already been watered. Allow 30cm(1’) between rows. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Thin seedlings to 10cm(4”) apart. Water well until plants are established. Regular sowings made every three weeks should ensure a continuous supply of young beets. Harvested roots can be stored in dry sand for winter use.