All about our organic beet seeds
- Easy to grow and maintain
- Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
- Offers an earthy and slightly bitter taste- best paired with bright, sweet, and fresh flavors
- Associated with health benefits such as improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance
The best organic beets for your vegetable garden
Beetroot, often known as "beets" in North America, are completely edible vegetables that may be eaten from the roots to the leaves. Beets have a long history of popularity. They were domesticated in the ancient Middle East, and Ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks grew them. Beetroot has been used as a remedy for a variety of digestive and blood disorders since the Middle Ages. Beetroot is also utilized as a natural dye because of the intense stain it leaves. In the nineteenth century, it was also used to tint wine.
Cooking with organic beets
Organic beets may be cooked in a number of different ways. Beets are commonly prepared via boiling, roasting, steaming, and even juicing. Borscht, a beet soup, is highly popular in Eastern Europe. Burachky is a meal made from beets and horseradish that is commonly served in sandwiches or with meat and potatoes in Ukraine and Poland. Spiced beet is a common side dish in Indian cuisine.
Tips for growing organic beets
There are a few things to keep in mind while growing organic beets in your garden to ensure success. Beets should not be grown in close proximity to Swiss chard or spinach since they are related. To keep competition at bay, keep plots well-weeded. Another factor to consider while choosing a place is that organic beets tolerate low fertility soil well. In fact, too much nitrogen might promote top growth at the expense of root development.
Plantings should be spaced about three weeks apart for a continuous harvest. Plant seeds 3/4 inch deep and one inch apart in rows that are 12 to 18 inches apart. Seedlings may need to be trimmed once germination is complete and seedlings are roughly four to five inches tall. Thin tiny, cylindrical roots to three to four inches apart for early harvesting. Thin to six inches or more in spacing if you want larger roots and a later harvest. Organic beets acquire their finest flavor and color when grown in cool, sunny circumstances. They're usually picked 65 days after planting, when they're about one and a half to two inches long.
For more information about planting, growing, and caring for organic beets, see our Beet Seeds Planting Guide.