Vegetable & Fruit Gardening : How to Grow Beets


Hi, I’m Jarrett from Stone Soup Farm, and
this is how to grow beets. Beets are a nice crop because they can be grown virtually any
time of the year. They like well drained, loose soil, preferably in raised beds like
this, or well-tilled earth. The best way to plant beets is in rows with a common garden
seeder like this, if you have one. You put the beet seeds in the hopper, there, and a
plate inside for beets, and you run it over the ground at about a twelve inch spacing
in between rows. And it will deposit the seeds in the earth, there, at about the right spacing
that you would like, which is about one or two seeds per inch. Those rows can be fairly
close together. Beets don’t mind too much crowding. If you don’t have a garden seeder
like this, then you can get away with just a trowel. And what you would do for that is
just create a little furrow, like that. You take your beet seed. Sprinkle it in there,
again, at about the same thing, one to three seeds per inch. And then lightly cover it
up. You want them to be covered about a half an inch to an inch under the surface of the
soil. You can grow beets almost any time of year, including before the last frost. They
can handle a frost without dying, so you can plant them up until it’s getting to be fall.
When you plant in the fall, they probably won’t do that well because they don’t have
enough time to grow up and form their root, but any other time is good. Make sure after
planting them that you’ve watered them in really well. Keep them well-watered throughout
the season, especially when the plants are getting big and starting to form their bulb
at the base. And to increase, and, keep the plants healthy, to increase the yields, make
sure that it stays as weed free as possible for the duration of the season. I’m Jarrett
from Stone Soup Farm, and that’s how you grow beets.

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9 thoughts on “Vegetable & Fruit Gardening : How to Grow Beets

  1. It would be nice if he would show the beets and carrot and whatever. Basically every video is the same. Show the little machine to sow the seeds and if you don't have one use a hand trowel. No veggies, no seeds, no diseases. Need more details.

  2. And I'm pretty sure you're going to have to thin if you are putting 1 to 3 seeds per inch. I personally hate thinning, and I'm opting this season for planting seeds in small flats (which saves on water) and then transplanting them out at the desired spacing.

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