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I Need Beetroot! 0

Posted on December 17, 2010 by Gardening Guru

 We have put a few blogs up about the beetroot but we are always asked questions about it so here is a little more information.  Like the parsnip the ‘humble’ beetroot will grow in nearly any weather and is quite happy to almost look after itself until you want to dig it up and prepare a meal.  Not only are these great selling points for the beetroot but it has all the properties that make it really great and a very healthy food stuff. Read the rest of this entry →

Sow Beetroot NOW for Autumn Harvest 0

Posted on August 03, 2010 by Gardening Guru
Beetroot 'tonda-di-chioggia' with some slices showing interesting patterns.

Beetroot 'tonda-di-chioggia' can be sown as late as October.

It is still not too late to sow beetroot seeds and have them ready for harvesting during the autumn.  Many varieties of beetroot can be sown right through until late September with our Tonda di Chioggia happy at being sown until October.  If you want to be enjoying your beetroot in a few weeks time then the seeds need to be helped and this can be done by firstly planting them in pots.  This ensures the soil is warm and you can give them a little extra care.  The seeds will benefit from fertile soil and it should be kept moist and in the sun as warmth plays a big part in speedy germination.

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