Beetroot Boltardy Seeds (Beta vulgaris), Beetroot Boltardy is the most popular choice for early sowing beetroot, with a good resistance to bolting. Producing medium size globe shaped roots of superb deep red with no rings.
March to July
Sow beetroot seeds thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm deep with 30cm between rows.
Boltardy can also be sown in June to produce baby beet in the autumn.
Thin the seedlings gradually as they grow to an eventual spacing of 10cm (4″). Beetroot Boltardy do not like to be transplanted.
Start to harvest from Early June to October
Beet can be sown in early March in a cold frame or under cloches for an earlier crop. Not out of place in a flower garden with its pretty foliage.