Description For Beetroot Seeds
How to grow Beetroot from SeedsIntroduction and Uses: Beetroot makes an attractive addition to the vegetable garden. Favoured for its edible roots the plant produces ornamental leaves with red, yellow or white veins are used for various culinary purposes. Beetroot can be classified into two main types - globe and long rooted. Once only blood-red root was available, but now we have orange, yellow, gold, white and even concentrically ringed roots of varying shapes. It is a versatile vegetable that is easy to grow.
Beetroots contain nitrates, chemicals that are converted to nitrites and hence it is excellent for the brain. Research has proved that nitrites help the blood vessels stay supple and flexible, which keeps the blood pressure maintained. The brilliant hue of Beetroot comes from pigments called Betalains; these protect the body from certain cancers.
Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris.
Sowing Season: Winter
Sowing method: Sow the seeds directly in raised beds or in containers.
Growing container: Choose a container with a minimum depth of 12-14 inches & bigger spread area (according to available space & your requirement) like the deep rectangular containers.
Growing medium: 1 part Garden Soil + 1 part Coco Peat + 1 part Vermicompost Or 2 part Garden Soil + 1 part Organic Manure.
Steps for seed sowing (Seed starting) in a container:
Growth stages of Beetroot Seed:Germination:
How to take care for beetroot plant:Sunlight: Beetroot plants require full sunlight (6-8 hours) in winter, so place your containers accordingly.
Watering technique: Water your Beetroot container / raised bed every day in the form of a light shower with watering can. Use sprinklers for watering the Beetroot plants outdoors.
Manuring: Add optimum quality organic manure with 2:1 ratio before sowing the seeds. Use organic manure like the well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, Compost or a Vermicompost.
Tip: Avoid adding nitrogen fertilizers in the later stages of plant growth for better root formation.
Plant care: Look for the early signs fungal / insect infestation. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms are visible.
Harvesting: About 80-90 days after sowing, Beetroots can be harvested by uprooting. You need to uproot them from the soil along with the whole plant.
Microgreens: Grow microgreens Beetroot indoors in flat containers. Sow-scatter the seeds in a crowded manner. You can harvest it in 10-15 days by uprooting the baby plants.
|No.of Seeds||Approx. 95 to 106 Seeds in 2 gm, 1192 to 1325 Seeds in 25 gm, 4770 to 5300 Seeds in 100 gm, 11925 to 13250 Seeds in 250 gm|
|Net Weight||2 gm to 250 gm|
|Seed Rate||2 Kg /Acre|
|Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant)||45 cm x 20 cm|
|Germination Time||6 to 8 days from sowing.|
|Fertilizer||Vegetable Mix 5 g Per Plant | Organic - Neemcake or vermicompost 10 g Per Plant|
|Season of Sowing||Dec - Feb|
|Yield||12 to 15 ton / Acre|
|Product Weight||Under 10 g to 250 g|
|Product Height||15 cm|
|Product Width||10 cm|
|Product Depth||1 cm|