Beet is a cool-weather crop, direct-sown in fall or as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Before planting, make sure that the soil is as loose, rich, and well-drained as possible so that the root can grow without stress.
How to Grow
Soak the seeds in warm water for 24 hours before sowing -- this will aid in germination. Early spring is the typical time to sow your Beetsbut in zones 9 to 10 you can sow outdoors in the fall.
Sow at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds, planting successively at 3-week intervals for crops throughout the season. Site in full sun in loose, rich, well-drained soil. Expect germination in 10 to 15 days and harvests within 50 to 60.