Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Balcony or terrace
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil
Space the seeds 20cm by 25 cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest in 80-90 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Why are my beetroot seeds not germinating?
Sowing your seeds in too deep, overwatering or extreme weather conditions will hamper the germination process of your beetroot seeds.
2.Why are my beets small and deformed?
Despite of trying your best, sometimes your beets won’t grow well. They will remain small or deformed. Too much shade or overcrowding is the reason why your beetroot is not growing well. Make sure your beetroot plant is getting full sunlight for 6 - 8 hours every day.
Why are my beetroot seedlings wilting?
Overwatering is the main cause for wilting. Too much water can drown your seedlings and deprive their roots of air, which leads to wilting and your seedlings might eventually die.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
Beets are loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients which will help your body meet its daily nutrient requirements. Beets are also great at keeping your blood pressure in check and lowering your cholesterol levels. Beetroots are rich in nitrates which are known to improve the efficiency of mitochondria, which is the powerhouse of your cells. This in turn can help in improving your athletic performance. Beetroot also aids digestion, improves brain health and fights inflammation. Apart from this beetroot is also great for your skin and hair.
Rich in fibre and other essential vitamins and nutrients, beetroot is a wonderful vegetable that will do wonders to your body. Beetroots are made up of almost 87% water. Because of this beetroots are very low in calories but very high in nutrients. Beetroots are very high in fibre. One cup of beetroot contains approximately 3.81 g of fibre. Consuming a fibrous diet aids digestion and improves gut health. Apart from this, beetroot is also a great source of vitamins and minerals like Manganese, Potassium, Iron , Vitamin C and Folate. Betanin pigment is the reason behind beetroot’s strong red colour. Beetroots are also high in nitrates which offer a wide range of benefits to your body.
1.In ancient Rome, Beetroot was used as an aphrodisiac.
2.Beetroot juice has been used as a natural dye since 16th century.
3.n 1975, during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Apollo 18 astronauts were served borscht (beetroot soup) in space. Yes, in zero gravity!
After sowing, in about 80 - 90 days your beetroots will have grown enough and will be ready for harvest.
Ideal growing mix for Beetroot seeds is 1 part Garden Soil + 1 part Coco Peat + 1 part Vermicompost Or 2 part Garden Soil + 1 part Organic Manure.
Sow the beetroot seeds about 0.5 cm deep into the soil and cover them up with your growing mix. Beetroot seeds are very small. Make sure you do not sow them in too deep.
Regionally in India, Beetroot is also known as Chukandar, Beet, Beet Kand.
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