of the most popular and versatile vegetables that Australians
love to eat is the beetroot. Beetroot can be cooked, pickled
or even eaten raw in salads.
Beetroot prefer a loose, sandy soil but will tolerate clay
soils. Beetroot do not like acidic soils, so add Searles®
Dolomite to the soil before planting to sweeten the soil.
GARDEN & BED PREPARATION
Prepare garden beds with Searles® Real Organic Compost and
Kickalong® Organic Complete Garden. Spread the Searles® Real Compost
over the soil about 2-3cm deep, sprinkle the complete plant
food over this and dig it all into the top 10-15cm of garden
bed.These products will provide enough nutrients for strong
growth, producing delicious beetroot.
SPACING & WATERING
Space beetroot 20cm apart and maintain good watering. Never
let beetroot dry out, as they will develop a woody taste.
Beetroot do not have many disease and pest problems so they
will require low maintenance.
Harvest beetroot when they are small to medium size for the
best flavour. Large beetroot are only good for juicing. If
beetroot are left in the ground for too long, they become
large and can become woody.
remember to prepare beds with Searles® Real Organic Compost
and Kickalong® - Complete Garden.
Gardening with Searles from the Searle family.
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