SOW AND PLANT BEETROOT
Sweet baby beets are perfect in salads and the best news is that they can be sown year-round. Sow beetroot seeds direct, into well cultivated soil in a position that gets full sun. Space the corky clusters 15cm apart and water gently and often until germination occurs (usually 10-14 days). Beetroot also grows well in container – just make sure you place the pots where they will get some shade during the hottest part of the day or they could overheat, causing woody roots.
Beetroot tastes best when grown quickly so feed plants with liquid fertiliser during the next
Harvest as baby beets from 6-7 weeks or let them grow to their full size for slicing or preserving. Young beetroot leaves are also edible.
GROW PLANTS & FLOWERS TO BRING IN BEES
September is bee awareness