Beets

Beets are popular across Canada due to their nutritious greens and tasty fleshy roots that are rich in Vitamin A, iron and potassium. Lucky for the gardener, beets are also very easy-to-grow and relatively pest and disease free! Growing Tips: Plant seed as soon as the soil can be worked in early spring. To ensure a continuous supply of fresh beets all season long, sow additional seeds every two weeks into early summer. Place the seed in rich, well-worked neutral soil 1cm (1/2") deep, with 10-15 seeds per foot. To hasten germination, soak the seeds for an hour prior to planting. When harvesting, leave a 5cm (2") stub of stem to minimize 'bleeding' of the interior juices.