How to Grow Hydroponic Beets

Beetroots growing hydroponically in a greenhouse.

Root crops such as beets can be successfully grown hydroponically. A methodology that uses ample media to support the plants while the roots develop is necessary. Ebb and flow systems lend themselves well to root crops, but others, such as aeroponics work also. Growing Beets Hydroponically Nutrient pH 6.0 to 6.5 EC 0.8-5 PPM – … Read more

Best Companion Plants for Beets

Freshly harvested beets from the garden, in a wooden box.

Companion Planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to one another so as to symbiotically compliment each others health, vigor, growth and the flavor of their produce. It also naturally involves separating plants whose development is antagonistic to each other. Beets are known for adding minerals to the soil. The leaves are … Read more

17 Beet Plant Problems and How to Troubleshoot Them

Harvested beets damaged by pests in the garden.

1. Seeds fail to germinate A. Poor Quality Seeds – If you purchased your seeds locally , always check the date on the packet that lets you know when the seeds were packaged. The older the seeds, the lower the success rate. If you have older seeds you still want use plant more than will … Read more

Early Wonder Beets: Plant Profile and Growing Tips

Pile of freshly harvested early wonder beets with attached greens.

Early Wonder Beets are another time tested heirloom. Not quite as sweet as Detroit Dark Red , but still fairly sweet and an early producer. They are commonly grown for their greens as well as the beet roots. The tops [greens] are relatively large, averaging 16 – 18″ and yield an early harvest. The beet roots themselves … Read more

Learn to Plant and Grow Beets

Pile of freshly harvested beetroots laying in a grass lawn.

Beets are a cool season vegetable root crop that yield edible and delicious, colorful roots as well as nutritious greens. They grow quickly and have many different varieties from deep reds to yellow or white bulbs in varying shapes. They are hardy and can survive frost and near-freezing temperatures, which makes them suitable for northern … Read more