Beets Bulls Blood
- Features: Heirloom variety with bright burgundy foliage and tender, round roots.
- Maturity: 50-60 days
- Light: Plant in full sun.
- Soil and water: As a root crop, beets thrive in rich, well-worked loam, fed with compost, deeply dug or tilled.
- Spacing: Space 30cm (12") apart.
- Height: -
- Garden use: Vegetable gardens, raised garden beds.
- Growing tips: Avoid any risk of frost. Fertilize regularly for best results. Water as needed.
- Culinary use: An excellent addition to salads, pickled beets or cooked vegetables.
Once beets are on their way, and thinned initially to stand about 5 centimetres apart, the rest is usually smooth sailing. Steady moisture is important: a twice weekly soaking in the absence of rain. After the first thinning, leave beets to fill out and even touch. Once they look as if they might be big enough to eat, begin pulling every other one to be cooked whole, with the greens attached, as delicious baby beets. Those left in the soil will gradually reach full size and can be eaten at any stage along the way.
Homegrown fresh and tasty!