Biet of Kroot Egyptische platronde
Beetroot Egyptian turnip rooted
1 Pack of seeds
This turnip shaped, flat rooted beetroot is a heirloom variety that matures early and is full of flavour. After boiling, cool off the beets and...
This turnip shaped, flat rooted beetroot is a heirloom variety that matures early and is full of flavour. After boiling, cool off the beets and serve then with stuffed eggs for a refreshing salad. Absolutely delicious! Sow from late spring until mid summer in rows in open ground. Thin out if necessary.
|Botanical name||Biet of Kroot Egyptische platronde|
|Seed bag weight||5 gram|
|Harvest time||July - August|
|Plant Depth||2 cm|
|Preferred Soil||Well drained soil|
|Fully grown in||4 months|
|Full grown height||1 - 10 cm|
|Mature width||10 cm - 20 cm|
How to take care of Beetroot Egyptian turnip rooted
Beetroot likes a non acidic soil and part shade or full sun. If your soil is acidic add lime. If planted in full sun make sure the soil doesn't dry out. Prepare the soil in autumn prior to planting, remove any large clumps or stone that may restrict the root growth. If possible two or three weeks before sowing, spread a general granular fertiliser over the soil. For best results always sow seed directly into a position where it can remain until harvest. If sowing in rows leave around 30cm between rows. Sow the seeds at around 2cm depth and cover with soil. After sowing make sure the soil remains damp until the seeds have germinated. Thin seedlings out when they are approx 5cm tall, leave the strongest looking ones in the ground, and eat the small ones in salads. Keep the plants well watered and regularly remove weeds. Harvest after approx 90 days or when the beetroot is the size of a tennis ball. Gently dig under the root with and lift the bulb out of the soil taking care not to damage the outer skin. Twist off the stems to stop the purple colour from bleeding. Clean to remove any soil, store in boxes layered with sand and keep in a cool airy place such as a garage or shed.If you have limited space Beetroot can also be grown in containers
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