Beetroot - Detroit 2
Beetroot Variety: Detroit 2
Beetroots are easy to grow, bearing delicious round red roots that can be boiled, roasted and pickled and even grated into salads. The young leaves can be picked fresh and used in salads and the mature leaves can be cooked. For balcony gardens plant in a pot of 30cm in depth and diameter or larger.
Choose a sunny spot with good drainage. Sow beetroot seeds in shallow holes, 1cm deep. Water regularly and keep the area free from weeds. Harvest when the crown of the beetroot sticks up above the soil surface and is the size of a cricket ball or for baby beets, when they are the size of a golf ball.
Edible parts of the plant:
Leaves and Roots.