If you're looking to add some beautiful, variegated color to your garden, Chioggia beet seeds are a great option! And luckily, they're easy to grow from seed. Here are some tips on how to do it.
Chioggia beets are a variety of beet that is native to the Italian city of Chioggia. The Chioggia beet has a unique appearance, with its concentric pink and white stripes. The flavor of the Chioggia beet is similar to that of other beets, with a slightly sweeter taste. These beets can be eaten raw, roasted, or pickled.
Chioggia beets are best direct sown in the garden. Plant them in well-drained soil and water regularly. Sow the seeds thinly, around ½ inch deep and 12 inches apart in rows 18 inches apart. Thin the plants out gradually as they grow, until you have them spaced about 6 inches apart.
You can also soak the seeds to increase germination rate. You'll want to do this overnight in a container filled with water. The seeds will need to soak there for about 8 hours.
Fertilizing every few weeks will also help promote growth. Chioggia beets typically take about 60 days to mature, so keep an eye on them and harvest when they're ready!
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