ORGANICALLY GROWN Sugar Beet Seeds, Heirloom NON-GMO, Beta vulgaris, Sweet, White, Cold Tolerant, Delicious, Great for Northern Areas, 100 days. Height At Maturity: 9-12".
Keep moist, not letting the seeds dry out between watering. **SOIL Temperature for Germination: 50-70F. Sowing Method: Direct Sow.
. Plant a full month before the last expected frost. Presoak seeds for two hours before planting to soften the hard seed coat and speed germination. Direct sow in full sun and well drained soil, placing the seeds 1/2" deep and 2-4" apart in rows 1-2' apart.
Since each beet "seed" holds up to eight actual seeds, the seedlings will need to be thinned to 4" apart. The thinned plants do well as a second crop, as transplanting them will slow their growth for about two weeks behind the original plants.
Keep the young plants watered and weeded, taking care not to bruise the tender young plants when weeding. They can survive temperatures down to 25 degrees F.