Mr Fothergill's Beetroot Detroit 2
Beta vulgaris - Beetroot Detroit 2
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Grow beetroot in your garden, and enjoy delicious meals with your very own, home grown produce. Seeds Organic - Beetroot Detroit 2 produces easy to grow and versatile vegetables. You can eat them fresh or pickled in salads, use them in hot dishes or freeze them for another day. This deep crimson variety is extremely popular for its fine flavour. It grows well on most well cultivated soils, and seeds are produced by organic methods.

Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Drop seeds 12mm (half-inch) deep direct in final position. Sow 4 or 5 seeds in clumps, later thinning to the two strongest seedlings. Allow 100cm (3ft) between rows and 40-50cm (16-20in) between clumps. When the young plants have 5 or 6 leaves pinch out the growing tips to encourage growth of side shoots. Grow alongside a fence if space is limited. Keep plants well watered and prepare the soil well by adding organic material and or complete fertiliser.

Watering needs

Keep soil moist.

Pruning Advice

Don't cut leaves but twist them off as this will prevent bleeding.