Sea beet growing leaf plant of the genus Beta also known as Wild spinach, Sea beet grow as perennial evergreen plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10.

Sea beet leaves

Leaves can be 20-40 cm, the color green sometime with purple dots.

Flowers color very small flowers grow on inflorescence color green/ yellow.

Sea beet for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Sea beet growing and care:

Well drain soil, airy soil, free weed area

What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to shade

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, Aphids, prodenia

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
dead or infected leaves

Size of the plant?
15-30 cm, 6-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun, sensitive to shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower
Very small flowers grow on inflorescence color green/ yellow

Thinning the bloom:
Better to pick up the root before it’s start to bloom

Pollination is done by:
Mostly wind, bees

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
To get seeds recommend growing two plants.

Small black seeds, usually bound in a sort of square brown and woody that containing several seeds, this structure designed to fly in the wind, so you should pay attention after flowering

Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry dark place

Sowing season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Planting spacing:
10-20 cm

Depth of Sowing:
1-2 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
3-20 days

Condition of seedling:
Moist, airy soil, clean from stone

Do the seeds require burying?
No

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
In warm area all year less in the summer, in cold area Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaves in the base of the leave next to the root, for salad young leaves for cooked mature leaves

Information about leaves:
Depend on the species 5-70 cm, the color: purple, red, green. Sometime the vain of the leaves can be in color: yellow, red, purple

Uses of Sea beet leaves:
Casserole , cooked, stir fry, salad

Scientific name:

Beta Vulgaris Subsp. Maritima

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