Step 1 - Sowing
When to Sow: Sow every two weeks from April until July (for a continuous supply of young beets) although you can start even earlier (March) in a greenhouse or polytunnel. Sow another batch in July which will be ready to lift in October for winter storage.
Where to Sow: You can sow beetroot seeds direct in the soil, but if you’re growing outside we recommend sowing in a module tray first to transplant later. For baby beets you can sow in pots (one or two litre) and grow them on a sunny windowsill.
How to Sow: Fill the tray or pot with compost and give it a little bang on the table to settle the compost and get rid of any air pockets. Place one seed in each module in the tray, or 2-3 seeds in a large pot. Push each seed into the compost about 2cm deep and cover up with some compost. Give it a water.
Sowing Tip: Soak seeds in warm water for 20 mins before sowing to aid germination.