Beetroot Seeds

While most gardeners grow beetroot for pickling, remember it also makes an excellent addition to a meal served hot and the leaves can be treated like spinach, which adds to its versatility. Some believe the long-rooted types, which store particularly well, have a better flavour than the ball-rooted ones. It does best in an open position, free from shade, on light, but rich soil which has not been freshly manured. Acid soils are best limed prior to sowing. The seed of most varieties (other than the monogerm types) is actually a cluster of seeds, so seedlings may need careful thinning.

How to Sow and Grow Beetroot
Sow outdoors thinly, March-July, where they are to crop, 2.5cm(1in) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well cultivated, fertile soil, which has already been watered and enriched with well-rotted garden compost or manure (such as Orgro). Allow 30cm(1ft) between rows. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Thin seedlings to 10cm(4in) apart, or 5cm(2in) apart for baby beet. Water well until plants are established. Regular sowings, made every three weeks, should ensure a continuous supply of young beets. Harvested roots can be stored in dry sand for winter use.

While most gardeners grow beetroot for pickling, remember it also makes an excellent addition to a meal served hot and the leaves can be treated like spinach, which adds to its versatility. Some believe the long-rooted types, which store particularly well, have a better flavour than the ball-rooted ones. It does best in an open position, free from shade, on light, but rich soil which has not been freshly manured. Acid soils are best limed prior to sowing. The seed of most varieties (other than the monogerm types) is actually a cluster of seeds, so seedlings may need careful thinning.

How to Sow and Grow Beetroot
Sow outdoors thinly, March-July, where they are to crop, 2.5cm(1in) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well cultivated, fertile soil, which has already been watered and enriched with well-rotted garden compost or manure (such as Orgro). Allow 30cm(1ft) between rows. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Thin seedlings to 10cm(4in) apart, or 5cm(2in) apart for baby beet. Water well until plants are established. Regular sowings, made every three weeks, should ensure a continuous supply of young beets. Harvested roots can be stored in dry sand for winter use.

19 products

Early, bolt resistant variety
275 Seeds
£2.15
Item Code: 19238
Attractive Italian heirloom variety
250 Seeds
£2.15
Item Code: 10363
Mild-tasting golden roots
125 Seeds
£2.15
Item Code: 13430
British bred, modern monogerm variety.
250 Seeds
£2.15
Item Code: 27340
Monogerm, cylindrical variety
250 Seeds
£2.40
Item Code: 16472
For baby and large beets
275 Seeds
£1.85
Item Code: 15454
A regular show winning variety
150 Seeds
£2.55
Item Code: 23257
Easy to thin, monogerm variety
150 Seeds
£2.40
Item Code: 19220
A bolt resistant monogerm type
150 Seeds
£1.85
Item Code: 20208
150 Seeds
£2.15
Item Code: 32582
100 Seeds
£2.15
Item Code: 28397
Bolt resistant early favourite
275 Seeds
£1.85
Item Code: 11723
Twin pack - 275 seeds per packet
£2.40
Item Code: 23237
6m Seed Tape
£2.45
Item Code: 29381
150 Seeds
£2.35
Item Code: 29169
Showbench quality roots
150 Seeds
£2.35
Item Code: 10312
Tasty and colourful
250 Seeds
£2.45
Item Code: 25054
Monogerm, cylindrical variety
350 Seeds
£2.25
Item Code: 14731
Very uniform with excellent colour.
150 Seeds
£2.25
Item Code: 23791