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Beetroot (Beta vulgaris)
Beetroot is a biennial garden vegetable from the chenopodiaceae family
ROTATIONBeetroot is grown in the root vegetable or leaf vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONSeeds are sown in March in a cold frame during a waning crescent moon.
They can be sown directly in place in May for a winter conservation.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSBetroot appreciates being grown near cauliflower but dislikes being near potatoes, tomatoes and carrots.
DISEASES AND PARASITESMildew, rust and beet yellow virus (spray with lithothamme powder) are the principal diseases.
Blackfly and white grub are the principal pests.
ADVICEIt is a vegetable which stores well during winter in a cellar or silo.