Frequently Asked Questions About Beet Seeds
How do you grow beets from seed?
Beet seeds should be sown with one or two per hole, spaced 1 to 2 inches apart. The ideal depth for these seeds is 1/2 inch. A light covering of soil and the addition of compost will help the beets grow healthy and strong.
How long does it take to grow beets from seed?
Beets take six to eight weeks to grow from seed. The beets are ready for harvesting during the midsummer and early fall months. Although baby beets are perfect for food use, leaving them for two or three additional weeks will give you mature beets with the best taste.
Do beets need full sun?
Beets will do their best in full sun, coupled with cooler temperatures. Always choose a spot in your garden that receives direct sunlight for six hours a day. For the best results, the sunny area should receive the most sunlight in the morning hours.
How many beets will one plant produce?
Beet seeds produce two to six plants each. Spacing the seeds 1 to 2 inches from each other will help prevent overcrowding. Although each seed produces one root, multiple plants can still come from that root.