When to Plant in Spring:
- Earliest Planting Date: 4 weeks before Average Last Frost
- Latest Planting Date: Average Last Frost
- Length of Planting Window: 4 weeks
When To Plant in Fall:
- Earliest Planting Date: 11 weeks before Average First Frost
- Latest Planting Date: 9 1/2 weeks before Average First Frost
- Length of Planting Window: 1 1/2weeks
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Planting: Sow seeds ½ inch deep, spacing 3 inches apart. Succession plants every 2-3 weeks throughout the growing season for a continuous supply.
For Ground Plot Planting: Plant in rows spaced 18-24” apart. Thin plants to stand 3” apart in the row. Packet will cover a 40’ row.
For Raised Bed Planting: Thin plants to stand 6-8” apart. Seed packet will cover 10 to 40 sq. ft.
Care: Mulch and water well, as beets need to maintain plenty of moisture.
Harvest: Pick select beet greens when they are young and tender for use in salads. Harvest the root when they reach 3-4 inches in diameter.
Germination: 5 – 7 days
Days to Maturity: 45 – 70
Preferences: plenty of water, full sun, well-draining soil