BEET Bull's Blood
Beautiful, dark red 'greens' are sweet and colorful in salads. More flavorful than other red accent crops for mesclun mixes. It is also heat resistant with a beet root of good eating quality. Maturity ranges from 35 days for harvesting young leaves, up to 60 days for roots.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Plant outdoors from March through August (weather permitting). Sow seeds 2 to 4 inches apart covering them with 1/2 inch of fine soil.
SPACING: Space rows 12 to 18 inches apart or plant seeds 4 inches apart in all directions in beds.
THINNING: Thin to 4 inches apart when seedlings are a few inches high and enjoy the removed young greens in a salad.
GERMINATION: 2 to 3 weeks in warm weather. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Harvest outer leaves periodically when young for best flavor and texture. Space sowing times several weeks apart for longer harvest season. Beets prefer fertile, light, sandy loam-type soil. Add lime to soil for better flavor and texture.Sow seed in July and August for fall and winter crops. Beet roots and greens' are rich in vitamins and minerals and a good source of fiber.