It’s time to turn the ‘beet’ around and start growing your own beetroot! The crimson red tubers are perfect in stews and soups and can even be thinly sliced and roasted into chips! The leaves can be added to salads, too. This incredibly versatile vegie deserves a spot in your garden or pot.

How to grow beetroot in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny spot in the garden. Loosen soil with a garden fork and dig in Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed.
  2. Sow seed 10mm deep and 50mm apart.
  3. Water regularly to keep soil moist, but not wet, otherwise the tubers may dry out or even crack.
  4. Feed at least once a fortnight with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.


How to grow beetroot in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 20cm and 30-50cm wide and position in a sunny spot. 
  2. Fill with Yates Premium Potting Mix. Sow seeds and lightly cover with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Water in well.
  3. Feed at least once a fortnight with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food.
  4. When 3-5cm tall, separate clustered seedlings and transplant into the garden or a new pot. 

Yates varieties

Beetroot 'Baby Beets'

Baby Beets are sweet and delightfully tender. Harvest when young and dainty to enjoy them at their best.

Beetroot 'Super King'

This delicious hybrid beet is a strong and consistent grower, and quick to develop to generous full size. Attractive globe shaped roots, with tender flesh and a sweet taste.

Growing tips

  • Harvest young.  Beetroot are at their sweetest when 30-50mm wide. These are often referred to as 'baby beets’. It takes around 2-3 months to get them to this size.
  • Leaves can be harvested for salads from around 6 weeks on. Start with outer leaves first and always leave 5-6 on the plant so it continues to grow.
  • Successive sowing will ensure continuous harvest.

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Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.