Beets are a staple in many cultures. Highly nutritious and full of healthy fiber, they have their own unique flavor and add color and texture to any plate. Most commonly grown for their colorful roots, their green tops are also extensively used in both raw and cooked dishes. They look awesome and add color to your veggie garden too!
Beets do not enjoy the summer heat and prefer cooler growing climates. Can be grown in most US zones in spring or fall, with over winter growing possible in the warmer, more temperate zones. For best results, soak the seeds overnight and plant directly in the soil. Keep moist until germinated and growing. When a couple of inches tall, thin to a spacing of 3-4” apart.