Plant beets by seed directly in the ground. Beets grow in cool temperatures so plant as soon as the soil can be worked and you will be eating them in 60 days or so. Beets are fairly expensive if you buy them in the organic market. Today I paid $2.99 for 3 beets, a dollar each. Since I have rediscovered how much I like them I think growing them would be a good idea. I live in Arizona so I need to plant now to keep ahead of the hot weather. Eating fresh organic food is not inexpensive so growing as much as possible even in an urban setting makes a lot of sense. Beets can also be grown in containers and raised beds. If your space is limited, concentrate on some other high value crops too, like tomatoes, peppers and specialty salad greens like arugula and herbs like basil and cilantro. Easy to grow and handy outside your kitchen door.
With earthy sweetness and rich colors, beets are a delicious addition to your garden. We show you how easy it is to grow your own.
Growing Beets /from Burpee/YouTube Published on Mar 23, 2012
I am an RN with over 50 years of experience. I still work 3 12 hour shifts a week at a busy hospital. I owe my good health and longevity to good genes and a healthy lifestyle. My Dad was a chef and I very early learned to cook healthy primarily vegetarian foods. I love to garden and grow my own healthy food. Digging in the dirt is both healthful and therapeutic. Good for us and the environment. I hope you enjoy visiting this site and find the information interesting and helpful.