Why choose Dobies Beetroot seeds?
We have a range of Beetroot seeds to be the latest addition to your veg patch, which can be enjoyed pickled, roasted or used raw in a Salad. You can choose something more traditional like the ‘Bulls Blood’ Beetroot or try the colourful but wonderful ‘Rainbow Mix’. Whatever takes your pick, Beetroots are easy to grow, come in all shapes and sizes, and are a reliable crop from seed that will grow well.
Growing Dobies Beetroot Seeds
If you plan on growing your own Beetroots and would prefer early crops, sow a bolt resistant variety such as our popular Boltardy Beetroot between March and April. Alternatively, if you want beetroot through the summer and autumn months, sow other suitable varieties between April and July.
How To Grow Beetroot From Seed?
- Beetroots seeds can be sown straight into the soil, just prepare the soil with a few hand-full of Seaweed meal onto the soil in advance.
- Sow Dobies Beetroots in drills, fork the ground lightly and firm the soil and rake until soil is fine and level.
- Pop down a garden line and use a gardening dibber to create a shallow trench and sow your Beetroot thickly.
- Germination will happen in 2 weeks. Thin out any crowded beetroot seedlings giving them space.
- Keep the Beetroot free of weeds, carefully removing any that are in direct competition.
How deep to plant beetroot seeds?
Beetroot seeds should be sown into the soil at a depth of 13mm. They will germinate within 10 to 14 days and will reach maturity in 12 to 16 weeks.
It’s important to keep the soil moist in the early stages of growth and during dry weather once they are up and running. Pick over any dead leaves as they grow. When Beetroot becomes swollen on the soil surface harvest beetroot by gently pulling when the soil is moist. Beetroots are bountiful and can be multiply sown through a season, think about pickling them for a constant supply throughout the year.