The beetroot crop grows best in deep, fertile soils with good drainage, as do carrots, radishes, potatoes and sweet potatoes, i.e. vegetables that have an underground root. Only in such fluffy soils can the fleshy beet root grow and be of good quality. To help root growth, we prepare the soil, plow or dig the soil well and incorporate compost, digested manure and complete organic fertilizer. Beetroot is planted in autumn or early spring. All varieties of beet grow in a cool environment and away from extreme temperatures, with ideal temperatures from 15°C to 25°C. In conditions of extreme frost or extreme heat, beetroot roots do not develop and form properly and we have degraded production. To grow beetroot, we can plant seed or get ready-made plants.
Beetroot cultivation does not require much water, as long as it is regularly watered when the soil dries out. In addition, as an autumn crop, there are also the rains that make it easier for us to water. If we grow beets in the spring, it will definitely need more regular watering to allow the plant to grow properly.