Beetroot is a vegetable rich in vitamins and minerals. This plant of the Amaranthaceae family is cultivated for its thick roots. There are several varieties of beetroot, of different colours and shapes. Indeed, the Egyptian beet is characterized by its round shape and its red color, while the red Crapaudine beet is characterized by its elongated shape and its grayish brown pigment. Once cooked, it is usually eaten in salads or mashed.
Beetroot is easy to plant in the garden, with the planting calendar for beetroot running from April to June. Beets thrive in vegetable gardens with deep, humus-rich soil. You can sow it directly in the garden, in a row, in a sunny or half-shaded area. A 2-centimeter deep furrow is sufficient every 40 centimeters or so. Note that it remains sensitive to drought and high temperatures. Therefore, remember to water it regularly in fine rain as soon as the garden soil is dry. It is necessary to protect the plant from frost.
As soon as the first leaves appear, thin out the plants to keep only the strongest. Harvests take place from the end of June to October depending on the date of sowing. The root of the beet is ready to be consumed as soon as it approaches the 10 centimeters. The emergence is rather fast because it intervenes approximately 10 to 12 days after sowing. You can pull up the roots as needed.