Beets - Baby - Cultivation
Baby beets are cool weather plants that can grow in many climates and in both small containers or raised garden beds. They require full sun and sandy loam soil that is well composted and mixed with organic materials. Baby beets absorb high amounts of nutrients from the soil and should be fertilized during the growing season to replenish nutrients. They should also be frequently watered to maintain an even moisture content throughout the soil. When seedlings begin to sprout, some of the crowded plants should be thinned to encourage optimum growth and root size. Baby beets are typically planted once in the spring and again in the fall for two seasons of crops. They are ready for harvest 50-60 days after planting or can be picked when the root has reached 2-5 centimeters in diameter.