Sow March, April, May, June, July
Harvest June, July, August, September, October
March to July, thinly, direct into the ground, 1in (2 1/2cm) deep in rows 12in (30cm) apart. Keep soil moist at all times to prevent roots becoming dry and woody.
Thin seedlings to 4in (10cm) apart. For baby beets, thin to 2in (5cm).
Bolt resistant varieties can be sown early, as soon as the soil begins to warm up or under cloches. Use thinnings in baby leaf salads. use fleece to protect crop from frost or cold wind. Twist off the tops to prevent “bleedings”. Beetroot can be lifted and stored in sand, ensure they are kept frost-free.