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General Information:

Beetroots are also known as the garden beet. The beetroot is a sweet, maroon root vegetable. Beetroot is touted as one of the healthiest veggies. It is the taproot portion of the beet plant. It is one of the many varieties of the genus Beta vulgaris, all of which are mostly grown for their edible taproots and leaves. Apart from being used as food, beetroot is also used as a medicinal plant and a food colorant.

Specifications:

Common Name Beet, beetroot
Botanical Name Beta vulgaris
Plant Type Annual, vegetable
Height 4-5 Inches
Bloom Time Seasonal
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Loamy, moist, well-drained
Difficulty Level Easy

Nutritional Benefits of Beetroot: 

Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure and increased exercise performance. Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fibre, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C.

  • Helps in Delay Signs of Premature Aging
  • Can Improve Skin Health
  • Beneficial During Pregnancy
  • Can Be Good For The Heart
  • Helps in Promoting Liver Health

Planting and Care:

  • Temperatures between 50 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit are ideal.
  • Provide at least 1 inch of water every week. Mulching will help to keep the soil from drying out and getting too warm.
  • Beets prefer to grow in full sun, which means at least six hours of direct sunlight on most days.
  • A light, rich, well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH is best.
  • If your soil is not rich in organic matter, supplemental feeding will be necessary starting about two weeks after the beets emerge.