Beetroot

Beetroot

Beta vulgaris

Plant family

Gänsefußgewächse (Chenopodiaceae) (Chenopodiaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Semi-shaded

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Medium (loamy)

Nutrient requirement

Medium

Seeding distance

10 cm

Row spacing

25 cm

Seeding depth

2 cm

Instructions

The season for this plant has not yet begun. The following instructions are for the beginning season.

End of March

Sowing

End of March

Weeding

Every week

Beginning of April

Mulch

Every four Weeks

Description

Beet grows rather quickly compared to other root vegetables and is quite easy to grow. It is a goosefoot plant and closely related to chard. The whole plant can be eaten raw or cooked.

Origin:

Mediterranean

Growing tips

Well suited for direct sowing from the end of April, protect from frost against shooting. Preplanting possible from the end of March (not necessary) to have the bed area available for other plants until planting out in June. Beet have a medium or even water requirement, prefer sunny (to semi-shady) locations and a loose, humus-rich, rather sandy soil. Harvest as soon as spots form on the leaves or before the first frost. Development period 3-4 months. Without the herb, they can be stored wrapped in sand for a few weeks. It is important to maintain a cultivation interval of 4 years with other goosefoot.

Diseases

Red Spot Disease

Black Spot Disease

Angular Leaf Spot

Downy Mildew

Pests

Turnip Fly