Seed Tape Beetroot 'Kogel' - SeedBeta vulgaris 'Kogel'
These beets are full of vitamins!
Beetroot 'Kogel' (Beta vulgaris) has a dark red flesh and is an excellent beetroot for storing over long periods. 'Kogel' is full of vitamins. Length of the seed tape 5 metres, easily cut to the desired length.Show more
Show moreBeetroot seed tape needs no prior treatment - the seed tape is ready to use.
How to SowBeetroot needs a sunny spot, March through to May (from February if using a cold frame). It's a good idea to sow (half) a row of seed every couple of weeks to give you a harvest almost throughout the year. Loosen the soil with a fork to at least 30 cm. Draw a furrow 1 cm deep and label the row. Lay the seed tape and cut off at the correct length. Cover with 0.5 cm soil, press carefully down and sprinkle with water. Extra rows, 20 cm apart.
The beetroot seeds will germinate in 14-21 days.
Show moreBeetroot may require some extra fertiliser (a sprinkling of granulated cow manure), especially potassium once they're growing well. Water extra in periods of drought and keep the bed free of weeds. This will promote good healthy growth of your beetroot.
HarvestingAlways harvest the biggest beets, allowing the smaller ones to keep growing. Carefully pull up individuals, or use a small trowel to loosen the soil around each one. Early sown beetroot is ready for harvesting early in the season.
Show moreBeetroot (Beta vulgaris 'Kogel) are a beautiful red inside and out.
How to useBeetroot will certainly last a few days in the fridge. Stored whole in damp sand in a cool, frost free area they can even last for several months.
They are ideal for pickling in vinegar (with some sugar between layers of slices) and spices for long term storage. Boil them in their skins (easily removed once tender) then eat warm or cold, sliced or grated. Great in salads, lovely with a warm meal too.
Your pet rabbit will love eating the beetroot greens.