Growing Tips

Beetroot

Beetroot must not be grown in freshly manured soil as this produces misshapen roots. It follows cabbage in the rotation. Sow seeds in May/June in shallow drills, 12" apart, 1" deep. Will benefit from a super phosphate fertiliser.

 

Kitchen Tips: Pick while roots are still tender. Test by cutting in half, the texture should be even with no rings.  Try them boiled, hollowed out then filled with chopped green onion, cheese and egg.

Pests: White Grubs.

 

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Beetroot