Before starting to grow your beetroot plants, it's important to have your soil ready, as this will help the seed germination process. Preparing the soil is very important because it will determine the success of growing seedlings. It does not matter how good your soil is, if you don't have the proper preparation, then it won't matter how well seedlings grow. You need to work hard to make sure your soil is ready for seedlings.
How to grow beetroot seeds indoors from late spring to early summer, into a depth of just a couple of centimeters, with a space of about a meter between each row. Beets need warm weather, so plan for winter in southern Europe or northern parts of Africa, but don't hesitate to sow in the spring in any part of the world. Space beetroot sowing between rows four to five centimeters apart, using three to four centimeters of space between the rows for seedlings.
Start preparing the soil by removing all weeds and rocks. Then, collect any excess dirt in a sump pit, about one meter away from the grow bed. It is recommended to use an earthen soil mix for this purpose. You can also choose a sodding service, which will prepare the soil for you. It is important to get rid of decayed leaves, roots and stalks, since these serve no useful purpose. This is where beetroot seeds come in, so cover all holes with new sodding wire, which is painted to coordinate with the garden design.
While the seedlings are growing roots and maturing, water about half a liter of water a day. This is sufficient to keep the plants healthy. The main benefits of beets in growing crops are that they tolerate minor frosts and dry spells. In addition, they do not need much attention, since they are perennial and the plants' leaves remain green year-round. Some people have tried growing beets in raised beds or containers, but these are only good for planting in the fall and winter when temperatures are lower.
Beets have very good growing conditions compared to other vegetables. They can be used to develop bumper crops of greens in a relatively short period of time. When grown organically, beetroot seeds yield a crop that is up to three times more than other vegetables. Since they are drought resistant and insect resistant, beets are good for growing in areas with a hot climate. Because of their small growing area, the plants can be grown on a small scale for starting home gardens, small family farms or small-scale businesses.
The following varieties of beetroot are available: Pocket Edition, Shrub, Root, Red, Pink, Mature, Dwarf, Russian, Alfalfa, Italian, Carrot Root, Butterfly, Cockle, Green, Butterfly Bush, snap open, Golden Fennel, London, Purple, Pink and Tangerine. Each variety has its own season to consider. If you want to get started early, the Pocket Edition is recommended because it is a spring variety. If you want an indoor garden but live in an area with a cold climate, the Shrub and Red varieties are more ideal since they do not require the heat needed in warmer climates.
Even though most commercial beetroot crops are fully-grown beets seedlings, there are some choices for people who are growing them indoors or in a greenhouse. The dwarf version has fewer blooms than its big brother. In this case, seedlings of two to four weeks old should be sufficient if you plan to use this variety indoors. If you want your beets seeds planted in the garden for a later season, the Pink, Mature and Dwarf beetroot seeds should suffice.
If you decide to try planting from seed, you may buy at a nursery or grow at home with a few tips. For starters, the type of location where you plant will have an effect on the type of seeds you should buy and the number of plants you should grow. For example, the seedlings can be sown in the garden right after they are bought but should be sown in a protected environment outside, so that insects cannot harm them. This is especially important for the Dwarf beetroot seedling, which can be quite delicate.