Beet (Beta vulgaris 'Bull's Blood') in the Beets Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: edible
Uses: Vegetable
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: My kitchenDate: 2013-02-06
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Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Location: Victory Seed Company - Liberal, ORImage used with permission of the Victory Seed Company.
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 4, 2014 6:27 AM

Soaking the seed for several hours in lukewarm water improves germination. When planting, press soil down firmly. This is an Heirloom beet variety with very red leaves. The baby beets are good cooked or in salads and are best when harvested young. When sowing, you can mix beet seeds with radish seeds, which sprout faster and will help to mark the rows. Definitely best in cool weather with full sun.

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