Beetroot Love

27th July 2017 by Daniella Quaglia

Did you know that drinking beetroot juice can boost stamina, strength and endurance during exercise? No. Well you need to get to the beet.

Nutrition – Rich in folic acid, fibre, manganese, potassium, iron and antioxidants. Studies indicate nitrates in beetroot can help lower blood pressure.

Grow – Free draining and fertile soil in full sun. Sow in a short row every couple of weeks for a steady supply. Speed up germination by soaking the seeds overnight before planting.

Harvest – Pick baby beets when large enough to eat.

Best – Boltardy is an old fashioned beet resistant to bolting.

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