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Beetroot 'Boltardy' is a favourite sweet, round purple beetroot, which has provided me with the bulk of my beetroot and baby leaves for salad for years. Beetroot 'Boltardy' is bolt resistant, so you can sow it from early in the season until late. Highly recommended.
Try out Sarah's favourite Beetroot tart with horseradish cream recipe, which works beautifully made with both purple and golden beets.
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|Sowing seed:||Soak seed in warm water for half an hour before sowing. Direct sow every 3-4 weeks from early April to July. Sow thinly, 5cm apart in rows 30cm apart.|
|Soil Type:||Most soils but best in well-manured ground.||Site:||Full sun||Spacing:||Thin to 10cm between plants.||Hardiness:||Hardy||Care tips:||Don't water unless soil is very parched, over-watering encourages leaf at the expense of root. Fantastic planted with chamomile, onions and lettuce.|
|Harvesting:||June-October - store them overwinter. From spring sown seed, these take about 8-10 weeks from grow. Harvest earlier for small golf ball size beetroot. To harvest, pull alternate plants down the row, in effect thinning, to leave room for remaining beetroot to develop. Remaining roots will enlarge and store for winter. Tops can be eaten at 5-8cm tall in salads.|