I’m becoming rather desperate on the Beetroot front… After 3 years of valiantly trying to grow them, I think I’ve managed to eat a grand total of 3: There always seems to be some drama with Beetroot…
1) Plant in modules, and allow themselves to push each other apart (doesn’t work, you can never get the danged things out of the modules in one piece)
2) Single seed per smaller module (see above)
3) Direct sown: Promising, but a slug magnet, Zero veggies acquired
misskittin's Beetroot "Chioggia" Care Instructions
Try for a seed spacing of at approx. 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.74 inches (1.9 cm) if planning to sow direct.
Beetroot 'Chioggia' normally tends to reach to a mature height of 0.9 cm [imperial: 0.35 inches] so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Your garden is in dappled sun light: Beetroot 'Chioggia' likes a position of full sun.
Remember to water moderately.
Beetroot 'Chioggia' requires a soil ph of 6.5 - 7.0 meaning it does best in acidic to neutral soil.
More information about Beetroot "Chioggia" is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Beetroot "Chioggia" Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
17 Aug 2012
Sown day 0