Beets Ready For Harvest!

Updated: Jul 23, 2020

What are beets? Beets or beetroot are a root vegetable known for their bright red colour and many health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and providing many nutrients and essential minerals. They can be enjoyed raw, roasted, steamed, boiled and pickled!

Are your beets ready to harvest?

Beets are usually ready to harvest 50 to 60 days after direct sowing

  • Harvest when the tops of the beets are 1 inch in diameter

  • Harvest every other beet

  • The remaining beets will now grow faster, harvest them when they reach a diameter of 3 inches

  • Any bigger and beet will become woody

  • Harvest by carefully digging underplant and lift the plant out of the ground by leaves

  • Leaves of the beet can be saved during harvesting

  • Twist green tops of the beet off

  • Do not cut to close to the base of the beet or juices will leach out affecting the colour and taste of beet

Did You Know?

"Beets sown in late summer for a fall harvest are better in taste and colour as they have matured in cooler conditions (which they thrive in)"
If you planted beets in the spring and are now doing your summer harvest. You can sow beets again now for a fall harvest."

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