Ed Hume Seeds

Detroit Beet Packet

BEET Gourmet Blend


A selection of beets with different shapes and colors. Enjoy the wide variety of young thinned greens in salads. The various beets mature in a range of from 45 to 65 days.

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

Sow seeds in July and August for Fall and Winter crops. Beets prefer fairly rich yet lightly sandy loam type soil. Add lime and fertilize soil prior to planting for best growth, flavor and texture. Space sowing times several weeks apart for longer harvest season.

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