If you love beets, you may want to start growing them yourself. Don’t be intimidated by the thought of growing your own vegetables. Whether you are an expert gardener or just starting, you can grow beets.
Since they are root vegetables, they grow in the ground and have more protection for the elements than some other plants. Still, you need to put in some time and effort if you want a successful garden and healthy plants. Once you grow your beets and harvest them, you will want to try other plants as well.
Beets are fairly easy to grow and harvest and they are healthy. You can pickle them, bake them, roast them and eat them any way you desire. They are full of nutrients and vitamins and even make a great snack. You just can’t get much better than a big juicy beet.
Here are eight easy steps for growing your own beats at home.
1. Choose a Container
Beets can be grown in a variety of different situations. Many people prefer to grow them in the ground, but they also do well in containers. You can plant them in raised gardens and planters, and even large pots.
There are advantages to all options but most people prefer container plants because they are easy to move around so you can ensure that the plants are getting the right amount of sun and shade. If you are planning on planting a large about of beets, it may be best to plant them in a garden.
No matter how or where you choose to plant them, you will need to provide them with basic care if you want them to be successful. As with most things, the more effort you put into your beets, the better they will be when it comes time to eat them or use them in your favorite recipes.