Beetroot is a red and juicy vegetable that is best known for being part of the Aussie hamburger. The leaves can also be enjoyed in salads while beetroot can be served raw in dips or cooked and added to salads, sandwiches or made into soup. It is also delicious roasted. Grow them at home and discover they taste so much better fresh from of the garden than from a can.
Due to its red pigment, beetroot, is known for its antioxidant value and is high in fibre and vitamin C, iron, folate and magnesium.
It’s a variation of the plant Beta vuglaris, along with silverbeet. Beetroot is one of the easiest and fastest root crops to grow. It will take approximately 12 weeks from seed to harvest (depending on temperature).
Follow our seven easy steps to successful beetroot harvest including tips along the way.