|Latin name:||Beta vulgaris 'Kogel'|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||July - November|
Beetroot seed tape needs no prior treatment - the seed tape is ready to use.
How to Sow
Beetroot needs a sunny spot, March through to May (from February if using a cold frame). It's a good idea to sow (half) a row of seed every couple of weeks to give you a harvest almost throughout the year. Loosen the soil with a fork to at least 30 cm. Draw a furrow 1 cm deep and label the row. Lay the seed tape and cut off at the correct length. Cover with 0.5 cm soil, press carefully down and sprinkle with water. Extra rows, 20 cm apart.
The beetroot seeds will germinate in 14-21 days.
Beetroot may require some extra fertiliser (a sprinkling of granulated cow manure), especially potassium once they're growing well. Water extra in periods of drought and keep the bed free of weeds. This will promote good healthy growth of your beetroot.
Always harvest the biggest beets, allowing the smaller ones to keep growing. Carefully pull up individuals, or use a small trowel to loosen the soil around each one. Early sown beetroot is ready for harvesting early in the season.
Beetroot (Beta vulgaris 'Kogel) are a beautiful red inside and out.