Sea beet grow and care – 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.

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How to grow 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 indoor 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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