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Beetroot seeds (Hybrid)

  • Rs. 59.00


Frequently Asked Question on how to grow Beetroot at home and balcony.

1. How to germinate Beetroot seeds?

1. Should we soak the Beetroot seeds overnight for better germination?

Direct sow is better because it will give the same result even if it is not soaked also. Soaking works for some of the vegetable seeds only.

2. Should we use the seedling tray or Direct sow is recommended for Beetroot seeds?

Seeding  tray is a best practice because due to heavy rain sometimes there are chances to lose the seeds. So if it is in the tray we  will be able to shift it soon. After reaching 2 to 3 inches in the length then we can transplant into the pot or direct to the land.

3. What is the best season?

Beetroots are rainy season crop, so it is better to grow in rainy season. In case if you have good water resource you can grow in the winter as well as in the summer season. If you are planning to grow win containers like pots, you can grow in any season.

4. Will Beetroot seeds germinate in all seasons?

Beetroot seeds can germinate in all season, But it will germinate fastly in the rainy season because this plant needs a lot of moisture.

5. How many days will it take to germinate? Minimum - maximum

It will take 2 weeks to germinate the sprout. In this time, it requires water and potting mix properly to grow as a healthy plant.

6. Should we cover the pot with the plastic cover for better germination?

Beetroots are the cool season crop so no need to cover it by the plastic, it can germinate without covering the plastic.

7. Can we keep it indoor after sowing or we should keep it outdoor?

Beetroots may be cool weather crop but it need at least 2 to 3 hours sunlight every day. So better to place it outdoor or else we have to place it where it can get sunlight properly.

8. Which container is suitable? Rectangular, round?

As we recommended round container is comfortable to grow it. Beetroots requires more space grow the root. rectangular pot with at least 6-inch depth is required.

9. What temperature is required?

Beetroot requires nearly 10°C - 23°C temperatures. In this temperature beetroot will encourage the quick growing.

3. How to water Beetroot plants?

1. Does it need a lot of water or very less water?

In rainy season most all plants does not take more water. it requires less watering to grow.

We suggest watering like Summer: Water 3 days once. Winter: 5 to 6 days once. Rainy: No need in case rainwater directly flowing to the plant. Otherwise 15 days once. This suggestion is with assumption that you use cocopeat based potting mix

 

2. What potting mix to use?

1. Will the coco peat base potting mix be sufficient or does it need soil only?

No need to invest for any other compost or the fertilizer if you are using our potting mix, Our potting mix has fertilizer and compost in it. So it makes roots strong and makes plant healthy.

However, beets also survive well in normal soil. We recommend a cocopeat based potting mix.

 

3. How to water Beetroot plants?

1. Does it need a lot of water or very less water?

In rainy season most all plants does not take more water. it requires less watering to grow.

We suggest watering like

Summer: Water 3 days once.

Winter: 5 to 6 days once.

Rainy: No need in case rainwater directly flowing to the plant. Otherwise 15 days once.

This suggestion is with assumption that you use cocopeat based potting mix

2. Will it sustain high sunlight?

No need to worry about sunlight. Because it’s germination and complete growing process under the soil. So it can be sustain from the high sunlight. 

3. Does it grow indoor in a shade or less sun?

Beetroots can grow either indoor or outdoor. Beetroot does not require more sunlight. It needs only 2 to 3 hours sunlight every day, but we have place it where it can get the sunlight.

 

4. Pests?

1. What are the common diseases it gets? Like root decay, white flies, many are there like this?

There is Possibilities to get some common diseases. In the case of any diseases, we recommend “ Neem oil “. Neem oil can fight against the diseases and protects the plants.

Dilute the neem oil in water in the ratio 1:20 and spray on the plants. Spray this before noon or after evening. 

 

5. Harvesting?

1. How many days Beetroots takes to grow from seed to harvest stage?

Beetroots will take 55 to 75 days to grow from seed to harvest. Till the harvest, we need to care the plant by providing the water, potting mix, and neem oil.

2. How to identify if Beetroots are ready for harvest? ( mention the height of plant or fruit color )

When the top side of the leaves reaches 6 to 7  inches in the length it ready to harvest. You could see the Beetroot shooting up from the soil. 

3. How Harvest? Should we remove from the root or just cut and it grows again?

Just remove the beetroot from the pot by using the gardening trowel. Beetroots cannot generate again from the same plant, we have to sow the seeds again for next harvest.


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