Bull’s Blood (Organic)
Beautiful burgundy-red tops! Organic Bull’s Blood Beet (Beta vulgaris) is popular in many backyard gardens where its dark colored leaves contrast nicely with other vegetable crops. Grow as microgreens! (35 days for leaf tops, 55 days for roots) Here are our best tips on How to Grow Beets, too!
Each packet contains approximately 100 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
This hardy vegetable prefers cooler climates and grows best in well drained, loose soil. Select a site with plenty of sun and dig down at least 10 inches to promote good root development. Sow successive crops all season long, starting 2-4 weeks before last frost in spring and continuing until a month before first frost in fall. Thin as plants develop and apply 4-8 inches of mulch to maintain moisture and limit weeds.
Begin harvest when roots reach 1 inch across (typically 55 to 70 days). Do not allow to grow larger than 3 inches or they will be tough and woody. Harvest greens before they reach 6 inches for best flavor — perfect for salads!