Plant a full month before the last expected frost. Presoak seeds for two hours before planting to soften the hard seed coat and speed germination. Direct sow in full sun and well drained soil, placing the seeds 1/2″ deep and 2-4″ apart in rows 1-2′ apart. Add compost or other organic matter for healthy growth, and tamp down the earth above the seeds to ensure the seed’s close contact with the soil. Germination should take place in 7-14 days. For companion planting benefits, plant beets with bush beans, onions, or members of the cabbage family; avoid planting them near pole beans.
Organic Seed Product Features:
If you love beets then Bull’s Blood is the beet for your home garden! The leaves of Bull’s Blood beets mature to baby greens in 35 days and their burgundy color and sweet flavor adds character to your salads!
Beets have the best taste and tenderness when they are harvested between 1″ and 3″ in diameter. After pulling them, twist off the tops about 1″ up the stem to prevent the beets from bleeding. Bull’s Blood beets also produce especially lovely and tasty reddish purple tops that mature in 40 days. One-thrid of the tops can be harvested without damaging the plant. Seeds are great for Planting in Garden or for storing in a seed safe for emergency.
Latin Name: Beta vulgaris Species Origin: Heirloom from 1840 Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season
USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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