If you are interested in learning how to grow Beets (Beetroot) in your garden, you will be happy to know that these bright garden gems are packed full of nutrition. Not only do they contain a ton of vitamin C, folate, and potassium, but Beets also contribute to a healthy gut microbiome. Furthermore, Organic Beets have higher nutrients and antioxidant capacities, making them very much worth growing in a home garden where you can control the soil and input quality.

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.

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Growing beets in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Amarathaceae


Different Varieties of Beets

There are several different varieties of Beets that you can grow from seed, all with their own unique color and taste. Here are some that are quite noteworthy:

Red Ace is the standard red beet that most are familiar with - that deep red hue and earthy flavor are characteristic of this easy-growing, consistent cultivar.

Chioggia Beets have a unique pink and white bullseye design when cut open. They have a slightly sweeter taste, but will lose their coloring once they are roasted.

With a much milder flavor, pleasant crunch and completely white coloring, Avalanche Beets are a great cultivar to use raw in salads or throw in a stew.

Golden Beets are quick-growing and appeal to those who are not necessarily big fans of the earthy flavor of red beets. This yellow variety is sweet and mild and can be harvested in as little as 50 days from seeding.

Babybeats are a mini red beet variety that are ideal for multiple harvests in a season, as they mature in only 30 days from seeding.

The long cylinder shape of Cylindra beets make them ideal for canning and easier to slice uniformly; convenience paired with a pleasant flavor make this variety a great choice for the home garden.

Nutritional Information For Beets

Nutritional Facts - per 100/g

Nutrient Amount % Daily Value
Calories 44 -
Total Fat 0.2 g -
Sodium 77 mg -
Potassium 305 mg -
Dietary Fiber 2 g -
Sugar 8 g -
Protein 1.7 g -
Vitamin C - 8%
Iron - 10%
Magnesium - 6%
Calcium - 1.5%


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

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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.


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