The Different Varieties Of Beets - Veseys Comparisons
Join Seed Manager Angus Melish as he talks about and shows off different varieties of Beets varied by Veseys.
Here is some further information around Beets;
Sow seeds thinly ½-1" deep in rows spaced 8-12" apart. Soil
temperature should be 18-24°C (65-75°F) for optimal germination. Thin
seedlings 1" apart for greens and 3" apart for summer use of roots.
Plant every two weeks, starting as early as soil can be worked until
Choose a full sun location. Beets require a light, well-drained, cool
soil with a pH between 6.5 and 6.8. Compost or well-rotted manure along
with pure wood ashes, as a supply of additional potassium, should be
mixed well into the soil prior to planting. Applying Boron after 4-6
weeks of growth will prevent internal browning, particularly in dry
seasons. Keep well-watered as drought will result in tough or woody
Young and tender beet leaves can be used as greens. Dig or pull roots when 2-3" in diameter or desired size.
Pests & Diseases:
Generally beets are bug free with the possible exception of the Spinach Leaf Miner. Control leaf spots (Cercospora) with a sulphur or copper fungicide at the recommended rates.
Bush bean, cabbage family, corn, leek, lettuce, onion, radish.
Approximately 350-600 seeds/package will plant 25-30' row. 2000 seeds/25g, 3-4kg/acre.