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How to Grow Detroit Dark Red Beets From Seeds

The quick and convenient step by step guide to growing your beet plants from seeds!


This heirloom beet is one of the most popular beets out there! The round, smooth roots are about 3" in diameter and keep well for canning. On the inside, these organic Detroit dark red beets are blood red in color, with virtually no zoning. Medium green tops with tinges of red can be harvested early and used for salad greens. It matures in 58 days.

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How to Grow Detroit Dark Red Beets From Seed


# 1 | Direct sow Detroit Dark Red beet seeds outside 4 weeks before the last expected frost.


# 2 | Soften your beet seeds by soaking them in water for 2-4 hours.


# 3 | Plant your beet seed in full sun and well drained soil. Sow them 1" deep and Tamp down the earth above the seeds to ensure good contact with the soil, and germination should take place in 5-15 days.1" apart in rows 1-2' apart.


# 4 | Beets should germinate in 7-14 days.


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