Apply one to one and half pounds of complete fertilizer such as 10-10-10 per 100 square feet. Control weeds by hand pulling and hoeing. Provide adequate moisture by giving plants one inch of water per week based on the amount of rainfall recorded in a week in your area.
They are frost hardy, plant in spring four weeks before the frost-free date. To ensure continuous harvest of beets during the growing season, plant at about three weeks interval.
Harvest tops when six inches tall, and roots when one and half to two inches in diameter. Store in plastic bags with holes at temperatures slightly above freezing.
Plant beets in rows that are 12-15 inches apart and one inch apart within the row. Cover the seeds with half inch layer of soil. Beet seed is like a fruit with several embryos inside. Thin seedlings to right spacing after germination.
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant: