These bright garden gems are commonly known as Beetroot (or Beets) and are packed full of nutrition, making them an excellent option to try your hand at growing. They contain a ton of vitamin C, folate, and potassium and contribute to a healthy gut microbiome.
While they are a bit higher in carbs than other veggies, their fiber content makes them an excellent choice for helping to balance blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol. Their bright red pigment is often used as a natural food coloring. The entire plant is edible, so don’t throw away the greens when harvesting - use them in a salad or sauteed side dish.
Growing beets in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Amarathaceae
Nutritional Information For Beets
Nutritional Facts - per 100/g
|Nutrient||Amount||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||0.2 g||-|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g||-|
How to Grow Beets in Your GardenSoxx®
Beets are typically planted in early spring for a summer harvest, or in late summer for a fall harvest. They grow best in cooler temperatures and come to maturity in as little as 50 days given the right conditions for growth. Plant seeds about 4-5 inches apart for best results.
Beets Seed to Harvest Time: 50 - 60 days
How to Harvest Beets
Beets are ready when you begin to see the top of the beet emerging slightly above the soil. Using your hand or a trowel, carefully dig into the soil, aiming down under the beet and slowly lifting it up out of the soil. Once harvested, clean off any dirt and “hair” on the surface before cooking or consuming.