Beets in Zone 9 - Knowledgebase Question

winter haven, FL
Question by lkhoward
January 17, 1998
Over the last 20 years I have not been able to raise beets. I have tried various varieties using advice such as freezing the seed, soaking in H2O/milk, and pre-sprouting. If the seeds germinate and sprout, they generally fail to grow. Any tips?


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Answer from NGA
January 17, 1998

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Beets need cool weather to do well. In Florida beets do best if planted in October, November and December. Some
varieties you could try are Early Wonder, Detroit Dark Red,
and Cylindra. Add plenty of compost to your soil and work it in well. Add a small amount of an 8-8-8 fertilize. Soak seed in water overnight before planting. Beets require ample moisture at planting time or the seed will not germinate.

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