Beetroot Seeds

Beetroot - ChioggiaGrowing suggestions for beetroot seeds

Early sowings of beetroot seeds can be made indoors in modules from February and transplanted 4-5 weeks later. From March seeds can be direct-sown with protection from frost. Maincrop beetroot is direct-sown outdoors from April. Seeds should be sown into soil with a reasonably fine tilth. Beetroot ‘seeds’ are clusters of seeds which means they will need thinning to achieve their final spacing (30cm between rows, 10cm in-row)

Beetroot growing calendar

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Crop history

Beetroot as we know it today has existed since around the sixteenth century, and was bred from a chard-like ancestor which had been cultivated for over 2000 years in the Mediterranean  region. The swollen storage roots were an extremely valuable source of food in regions where the climate was too cold to produce food over the winter months, e.g. Northern Europe. Beetroot is a very versatile vegetable and can be eaten either cooked or raw.

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There is a very high demand for seed at the moment so we are doing our best to keep up with orders and packeting up more seeds. As such we are only accepting a certain amount of orders per day.

Our online shop will be open from 9am each day and we will close it once we have reached our capacity, we have also had to put limits on the amount of any one variety per order (3) and of total order amount (£50), to try to be as fair as possible to all our customers.

Thanks for your patience - we hope you and your loved ones are fit and healthy during this challenging time.

P.S. we apologise in advance if you happen to be in the middle of placing an order when we shut down the shop, and understand how frustrating this would be, but it will inevitably happen to some

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