Your Weekly Electronic Gardening Guide
Practical Horticulture for Busy People.
About This Plant...
Genus and species:
spring and fall
Time needed to reach transplant size:
When to transplant to garden:
2 weeks before last spring frost
When to sow outdoors:
4 weeks before to 4 weeks after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
50-85 degrees F.
Days to maturity:
Spacing between plants:
Spacing between rows:
leaf miner, leafhoppers, Mexican bean beetles, wireworms, mice, and rabbits
pick after 40-50 days when root is small (about tennis ball size) for a tender crop; for beet greens, pick the entire plant when leaves are 4-6 inches long
each beet seed is actually a dried fruit containing several seeds; thinning will be necessary
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