Beta vulgaris 'Bulls Blood’
Beta vulgaris 'Bulls Blood’, Bulls Blood Beetroot
Clusters of small green flowers in second year. Deep red leaves. Culinary; young leaves in salads or as a vegetable. Pull the roots to eat as beetroot when large enough. Natural slow release sugar.
• Hardiness: H5 (-10 to -15C)
• Type: Biennial
• Height: 30cm
• Spread: 15cm
• Soil type: Fertile Light Loam
• pH: Neutral - Alkaline pH
• Habit: Clump
• Flowering colour: Green
• Flowering time: Summer in second year
• Uses: Culinary & Medicinal
• Attracts pollinators: No
• Container suitability: No
• UK native: No
• Caution: N/A
• Indoor Sowing: In early spring in prepared plug trays or pots, cover seeds with perlite. Bottom heat, 15°C, aids germination.
• Outdoor Sowing: In late spring, into a prepared site of a deep rich moist soil. Thin seedlings to 20cm apart.
• Propagation: N/A
• Maintenance: N/A
• Harvest: N/A
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- Epsom salts: the horticultural equivalent of what you put in your bath to top up magnesium and stop orange leaves.
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