Beet Growing Info

Learning Download: How to Grow Beets
 
When to Plant:
Direct sow seeds as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Succession plant every two weeks until 6 weeks before fall frost.
 
Fertilizing:
Add a 1-2-2 fertilizer before planting. Then side dress every 3-4 weeks with 1-2-2 fertilizer.
 
Location: Planting Depth: Soil Type:
Full Sun 1/2″ Well drained, pH 6.0-7.5
 
 
  Seed Spacing Row Spacing Seeds per 100′ Yield per 100′ Seeds per Acre
Beet
2-4″ 12-18″ 600 40 lbs. greens
100 lbs. roots
265,000

 

 
Beet Seed Count 
1 Ounce: 1,500 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 3,000 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 6,000 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 12,000 Seeds
1 Pound: 24,000 Seeds
 
 
* These are average beet seed counts.  Varieties can vary.
 
1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435’x100′
 

 
Weight Conversion:
1 Pound = 16 Ounces