Beetroot is an easy-to-grow, hardy root vegetable that's great for both beginners and more experienced growers. It does well in colder climates, is packed with energy and nutrients, and is delicious raw, roasted, pickled or turned into soup.
All the vegetable seeds we sell are organic, and the variety of beetroot we currently stock is Detroit Globe (Beta vulgaris).
This traditional, popular main crop variety is a rich maroon in colour, with good sized roots and great flavour.
How to grow beetroot
Sow your beetroot seeds outdoors April-July.
Choose a sunny, well-drained location and clear any weeds. Dig over the soil, break up lumps and rake flat, then create shallow drills 30cm apart.
Water the drills first, then sprinkle your seeds thinly and evenly along them. Cover with 2cm of soil.
Continue to water regularly, and as your beetroot seedlings grow, thin them out so they're at least 10cm apart.
Harvest your beetroot when each one is roughly the size of a tennis ball!
Top tip: It can be tempting to see how large your beetroot will grow! However, very large roots tend to get tough and 'woody', losing some of their flavour.
From plot to plate! Beetroot recipes
You can grate raw beetroot into salads, roast or bake it in the oven, pickle it, or turn it into soup. You can even use it to make a delicious chocolate cake!
How to order
If you'd like to buy just one or two packets of our beetroot seeds, please visit our online shop.
If you'd like to buy 50 or more packets, for larger scale gardening or grow-your-own ventures, we offer good bulk discounts. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can give you a custom quotation for your project.