When to plant and location.
When to plant.
Beetroot can be grown in most parts of Australia. They prefer cool to warm conditions.
- In warm areas, plant seeds and seedlings all year round as long it’s not wet.
- In temperate regions, plant seeds and seedlings from July to March and in cooler regions, plant from September to February.
- They like a sunny position but will tolerate some shade, working well underneath the dappled light of a tree.
- They also do well in containers and pots.
Get the soil right to harvest a bumper crop of delicious beetroot.
Follow our steps for easy soil preparation.
- Turn the soil over before planting, so the bulbous root has room to expand. If it’s heavy clay, consider planting in raised garden beds full of compost and manure.
- Add well-rotted manure and compost like Seasol Super Compost to the soil and dig it in. For a no-dig option, try Seasol Liquid Compost.
- The pH of the soil should be around 5.5 to 6.5. If it’s too low, add a handful of lime per square metre.
- To boost the soil, add Seasol Plant + Soil Booster and mix it into the topsoil.
- Water in well and if possible, let the soil rest for a week or so.