Beetroot 'Cylindra' (Beta vulgaris)
Excellent flavoured dark red cylindrical roots 12cm long by 5cm wide. Easy to cut into uniform slices for cooking or bottling. If the shoulders push out of the ground hill up to keep them smooth.
When to sow: August until early March
Where to sow: Direct sow in a garden bed
Depth to sow: 1cm Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants 10cm Between rows 30cm
Directions: It’s always best to sow beetroot seed straight into its permanent position in a prepared garden bed. Plant the seed about 1 cm apart and 1 cm deep and cover with fine soil. Thin to 10cm apart. If seed is planted sparingly there is really no reason to thin the seedlings out. I start pulling roots when they are quite small, 2cm in diameter, and this is all the thinning needed. 100 seeds for $4.00