There’s something magical about growing your own food in your backyard or balcony. In this guide, we will discuss how to grow Beetroot in your Perth backyard.
(Whilst most of this guide suits anywhere in Australia, check local conditions for growing months if you live outside Perth.)
There’s literally nothing better than eating freshly harvested food from your own vegetable patch! You don’t know how delicious a tomato is, until you picked one warm right off the vine.
When should you plant Beetroot?
The best months to plant Beetroot in Perth are Jul-Apr. You can plant using Seed, ideally when the soil temperature is around over 12 degrees celcius and the air is around 10-25 degree celcius.
Seeds or Transplant? Seed
Ideal air temp: 10-25c
Ideal soil temp: over 12c
Can Beetroot grow in pots?
Yes, they can grow in pots. Be mindful of the size they grow to.
The great thing about planting Beetroot in pots is that you can move them around easily, should they need more or less sun, or are getting attacked by pests. In some cases, you can even grow Beetroot indoors, as long as the position can get enough sun.
How much sun should Beetroot get?
You will discover that Beetroot thrives on Full sun.
Some gardens get more shade than others, and your direction north etc varies. Try the ideal position first, and if the Beetroot isn’t growing well enough, maybe try a more or less sunnier spot.
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How often should you water Beetroot?
Beetroot really enjoys when it gets water every couple of days.
They prefer soil that is Medium rich, well-drained.
When can you harvest?
Being a Monthly vegetable, the ideal time to harvest your Beetroot crop is around Nov-July. Play it by ear though, and just see how your plant(s) do this season.
Growing Beetroot in rows
If you are getting serious with your vegetable garden, you may wish to grow Beetroot in rows. You’ll need to allow around 25-30 centimetres between rows, and 7 to 10 centimetres between each seedling or seed.
Space between rows: 25-30 cm
Space between seedlings: 7 to 10 cm
Keep the seeds!
Did you know that you can keep Beetroot seeds for up to 5 years, and use them to grow more next season?
There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.
Enjoy delicious Beetroot in your Perth garden
You can save so much money by growing Beetroot in your own backyard.
Your vegetable garden can feed not just your body, but your soul. It encourages you to ask for more out of your garden, seeking variety and adventure every day.
Enjoy growing your own vegetables, and enjoying that organic taste.