One row of beetroot was sown in the Plot this morning.
The seeds were sown:
- in a shallow row
- 1cm deep
- 15cm apart
The seeds were covered lightly with soil and watered in.
The variety of beetroot was Bulls Blood, a heritage variety introduced in 1840 which has:
- vivid burgundy leaves
- baby leaves which add colour to salads
- fat round purple beetroots
Bulls Blood beetroot seeds are available from the Telegraph Garden Shop.
Planting beetroot now will ensure a supply of beet for summer salads