It’s time to turn the ‘beet’ around and start growing your own beetroot! The crimson red tubers are perfect in stews and soups and can even be thinly sliced and roasted into chips! The leaves can be added to salads, too. This incredibly versatile vegie deserves a spot in your garden or pot.

How to grow beetroot in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny spot in the garden. Loosen soil with a garden fork and dig in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Sow seed 10mm deep and 50mm apart.
  3. Water regularly to keep soil moist, but not wet, otherwise the tubers may dry out or even crack.
  4. Feed at least once a fortnight with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food


How to grow beetroot in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 20cm and 30-50cm wide and position in a sunny spot. 
  2. Fill with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. Sow seeds and lightly cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix. Water in well.
  3. Feed at least once a fortnight with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food.
  4. When 3-5cm tall, separate clustered seedlings and transplant into the garden or a new pot. 

Yates varieties

Beetroot Super King

This hybrid variety of globe beet grows rapidly and is quick to develop to full size. It has true hybrid evenness and tender, sweet flesh.

Beetroot Derwent Globe

A rich red, globe-shaped root. Flesh is tender and sweet. Grows all year round in most climates, making it ideal for summer salads and winter dishes.

Growing tips

  • Harvest young.  Beetroot are at their sweetest when 30-50mm wide. These are often referred to as 'baby beets’. It takes around 2-3 months to get them to this size.
  • Leaves can be harvested for salads from around 6 weeks on. Start with outer leaves first and always leave 5-6 on the plant so it continues to grow.
  • Successive sowing will ensure continuous harvest.

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