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Other Names - Garden Beet, Storing Beetroot, Globe Beetroot, Early Beetroot…
Boltardy is one of the most popular varieties grown by gardeners. It is suitable for early spring sowings as it is resistant to bolting. The round globe shaped roots with their deep red tender flesh have an outstanding sweet flavour. Boltardy produces good sized roots that are suitable for storing.
Suitable For - Vegetable plot, raised beds, container garden, limited space
Sowing Months - February - July
Harvest - June - early December
Remove any weeds especially perennials from the area. Add some organic matter such as compost or well rotted manure a few weeks before sowing or planting. Not only will this add valuable nutrients but it will also help with moisture retention.
|General Information||Sowing & Planting Information|
|Habit||Biennial, grown as an annual||Module Grown & Transplants|
|Type||Heritage variety||Distance between plants||35 cm|
|Position||Full sun||Distance between rows||30 cm|
|Average height||30 cm||Direct Sowing|
|Average spread||30 cm||Sowing distance between plants||5 cm|
|Hardiness||Hardy||Distance between rows||30 cm|
|Overwintering||Stored or left in the ground undercover||Sowing depth||1cm - 1.5 cm|
|Soil Ph||6.5 - 7.0||Germination temperature||10 to 20℃|
|Days to germination||7 - 14 days|
Beetroot seeds come in clusters and one cluster will produce several plants. Sow 2 - 3 seeds (clusters) per 4cm module. When the seedlings are large enough to handle thin to 5 - 6 strong seedlings per module. After 3 - 6 weeks from sowing, the young plants should be ready to plant out at the distance suggested above.
However from an early February sowing, plant out in early April as the seedlings will grow slower at this time of year. The plants will need to be hardened off over 7 - 10 days before planting out. If there is a danger of frost cover with horticultural fleece.
Beetroot seeds come in 'clusters' and one clusters will produce several plants. Sow 2 seeds (clusters) in each 5 cm station at the depth and row distance suggested above. Cover the seeds with soil and water well. If the weather is cold cover the bed with horticultural fleece until the plants start to grow strong. Beetroot are best sown little and often, sow ever 3 - 4 weeks until early July.
Growth at first will be slow. If the weather is cold cover the bed with horticultural fleece until the plants start to grow strong. When direct sown seedlings are about 2.5 cm tall thin out to leave one plant per 5 cm station. Module sown beetroot do not require thinning after planting as the beetroot in each clump will grow at different rates.
Keep the ground weed free. Water the beetroot well every 10 - 14 days, more often if growing in containers, drought will produce a beetroot with a woody texture and very low yields. The plants will benefit from a mulch of compost to help keep the soil moist in the height of summer.
Summer beetroot are best eaten when they are around the size of a golf ball. When direct sown beetroots grown for winter storage reach this size, harvest by pulling out alternate plants. This will allow the remaining roots to grow larger for storage purposes. When module sown beetroot reach golf ball size gently twist out the larger roots, leaving the remaining 4 - 5 roots to grow on.
To grow beetroot for storing over the winter months allow the roots to grow to around cricket ball size. In mild areas and mild winters beetroot can be left in the ground over the winter months with a generous covering of straw or thick fleece. However, severe frost can make the roots rot so if in doubt lift the crop before any severe frosts arrive.
To store, remove the leaves, leaving about 4 - 5 cm of stem. Store in a frost free garage or shed in paper bags or in boxes surrounded by damp compost. It is advisable to eat or pickle any damaged or small roots less than a cricket ball in size as they will not store well.
Try baking the beetroot in their skins rather than boiling. Baked beetroot have a far sweeter flavour.
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