Beginner Gardening Series – How to Plant Beets – Sustain My Cooking Habit

Loaded filled with nutrients , beet plants are flexible and easy to grow. Discover how to plant beets to take pleasure in all season long with this basic detailed tutorial.

If you ‘d like to leap to a previous week, here is what we have actually covered (and will be covering):

Planning Your Backyard Garden
Supplies to Get for Making a Small Yard Garden
Preparing the Yard Garden for Planting
Planting Veggie (Pepper) Seeds Inside
Weeks 1-3: How to Plant Lettuce Seeds Outdoors
Weeks 1-3: How to Plant Onions
Weeks 2-4: Planting Beets Outdoors (we are here)
Garden Maintenance (coming quickly)
Weeks 6-8: Planting Seedlings to the Garden (coming soon)
Troubleshooting (coming soon)
First Harvest! (coming soon)

Welcome back to our Beginner Gardening Series. Over the last few weeks we have actually gone through the process of making a 5’x7′ yard veggie garden, step-by-step. In the first week we covered the Where, What and Will it Grow of Backyard veggie gardening. After that we prepared a checklist for preparing the yard garden for planting along with which gardening products are required to start planting.

Beet plants are one of those under-appreciated veggies, with it’s severe versatility and somewhat acquiried taste. Beets can be consumed raw, shredded and utilized in salads, or cooked to a soft consistency and made in to a prepared salad side meal, similar to this non-creamy potatoe salad. For as long as I can keep in mind, our mommy has actually been growing beets and canning them in jars to enjoy all year long.

In addition, young beet greens taste remarkable in salads and are complete of nutrients including protein and fiber, vital vitamins and minerals (phosphorus, zinc, vitamins A, C and B6, calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese) and antioxidants. Beet greens have more iron than spinach and are generally more nutritious than the roots themselves! Don’t throw out those greens: utilize them in salads or look for scrumptious recipes to use up the fully grown greens.

We have actually given that planted lettuce seeds outdoors; planted onion bulbs outdoors; and planted pepper seeds inside your home. These plants are occurring well and soon we’ll be able to collect our young lettuce seedlings to take pleasure in the very first harvest simple spring mix salad. But don’t worry if you’re just getting going, the growing window is long. You can likewise wait till June to plant the seedlings rather.

How to Plant Beets

Planting beet seeds outdoors is a lot like planting lettuce seeds. If you have actually currently planted your lettuce seeds, you can use a similar technique for the beets.

If you have a range of beet seeds such as chioggia and dark you can blend them completely for planting or keep them separated in your garden. We decided to mix and plant our beets, swiss chard and kale seeds all together.

Using a hoe, turn the soil in the location you prepare to put your beet seeds.

Gather the seeds in one hand and sprinkle them over top of the turned soil.

Gently rake the soil just covering the lettuce seeds.

Watering Beets

If the soil is currently damp, leave the seeds and soil for a couple of days without watering. In a number of days, lightly water the seeds with a mild misting is possible.

If the soil appears dry, you can water the planted seeds immediately.

If you keep the soil moist, within 7-10 days you will start to see seedlings popping out of the soil.

Got an Animal Issue?

If critters are an issue in your location, consider putting chicken wire two feet high around the garden as we’ve done here. Staple the wire to wood posts in all 4 corners to secure in place.

In the coming weeks, we’ll go over maintanence for your backyard garden. We ‘d enjoy to see how your garden is coming along! Share an image of your prepared garden in the Delighted Homecooks and Gardeners Facebook Group for feedback and more concepts. Happy gardening, good friends!

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