Climate for Beetroot Cultivation
Under cool conditions, beetroot can be cultivated all year round for the best results. It can also be grown in hot weather, but doing so causes the plant to lose its quality and colour.
In general, loamy soil is considered the ideal soil to grow beetroot. pH ranges between 6.3 to 7.5 are optimum for beetroot cultivation.
Propagation of Beetroot
The seeds are placed at a depth of 1.5 to 2 cm, and 6 to 7 cm should be left between each one until the plant grows to a height of 8 to 9 cm. The process takes about 2 months.
Pest and Weed Control
Although leaf spot is the most frequent disease encountered, beetroot is often free of pests and illnesses of all kinds.
Another sign that the beetroot has fully matured is when the foliage or top section begins to falter. After harvest, all beetroots are cleaned, separated, and packaged for better shelf life.
Beets should not be kept in the refrigerator for longer than seven days. In addition, sprouting should be avoided while storing because it leads to beet decay.