Beet, Crosby's Egyptian (Beta vulgaris) - 100 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones 2-12
Direct sow outside about 4 weeks before the last expected frost. Soften the seeds by soaking them in water for 2 hours, then plant them in full sun and well drained soil. Sow them 1" deep and 1" apart in rows 1-2 feet apart. Tamp down the earth above the seeds to ensure good contact with the soil and germination should take place in roughly 15 days. Add compost or organic matter for healthy growth. Since beet "seeds" are actually a cluster of 8 seeds, the seedlings will need to be thinned to 3" apart and you can replant the thinned seedlings. The uprooted thinned seedlings will do well as a second crop as transplanting them will delay their maturation about 2 weeks.
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