How to Plant and Grow Beet
Plant Beet Seeds: Sow beet seeds directly in the garden 1 in. apart. Kept at 55-70°F., germination is in 5-10 days. Thin to 2 in. apart when the plants are about 2 weeks old. Thinned seedlings are edible and nutritious. Roots are at their highest quality when they are between the size of a golf ball and tennis ball.
Grow Beets: Beets are at their best during cool weather. In mild summer climates they may be planted as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring and then right through the summer until about 2 months before the first fall frost. In warmer climates seeds are sown in spring and fall to mature in relatively cool weather. Beets are an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, iron, and calcium.