What is the best way to plant beets?
Beets are easy to grow. Direct seed sowing is preferable to transplants. There are a number of beet varieties available. Larger varieties make nice even slices. Smaller varieties are good for canning and pickling.
Beets grow best in full sun and well-drained soil. Prepare the bed by working the soil to a depth of 8 to 10 inches clear rocks and debris, then amend with compost. Sow beet seeds to a depth of 1⁄2 to 1 inch and space rows 12 to 18 inches apart. Beets should be thinned when 1 to 2 inches high, leaving 3 inch spacing between the plants.
The recommended plant time in Delaware is: spring - late March to mid May, fall – late July to late August.
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