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Beetroot are easy to grow and ideal for anyone new to vegetable gardening, great for teaching children how to sown seeds as they seeds are quite large.

The Beetroot

Beetroot is for more than pickling! Try roast beetroot – or even try it in your burger when you’re having a barbecue. For best results, sow beetroot little and often, harvesting the roots when they are young, tender and the size of a golf ball. The leaves can also be eaten. If you grow varieties for winter storage, it is possible to have beetroot almost all year round.

Benefits of the Beetroot

  • Low in calories
  • Rich in potassium
  • Good source of folate
  • Leafy tops are rich in beta carotene, calcium and iron


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