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I want to grow Beetroot in a wooden container approx 20" long x 10" wide x 10" high.
A) Is this likely to be possible?
B) What would be the best variety if I can find any please?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,269
    Yes, you can , provided you use soil and not a lightweight non peat recycled type mix.   Boltardy is a good standard type.
  • WhippetWhippet Posts: 145
    Excellent :)   Thankyou, I'll look for some.
  • nick615nick615 Posts: 1,464
    If you want to preserve them in vinegar for later use, 'Cylindra' is quite good.  As the name implies it's cylindrical in shape which, when sliced, is ideal for placing in jars.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,112
    My favourites are the golden beet Boldor ... delicious roasted or raw and shredded in a salad. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • WhippetWhippet Posts: 145
    Good morning Nick615 and Dovefromabove,
    Thankyou for the ideas.
    Im looking forward to trying my little  'vegetable garden' which may or possibly not work out.  Time will tell on this one :)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,112
    Good luck ... let us know how it goes 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • WhippetWhippet Posts: 145
    Will do so :)

  • Kat1989Kat1989 Posts: 51
    Bulls blood is a Good variety, along with boltardy if you can get your hands on any. You can start them off in modules inside a few seeds per module then plant them out once big enough. I usually plant them like this as beetroot is always more tasty and delicious golf ball size. You will pull them out in clumps of 3or4. Or you can directly sow them outside, remember you can eat the leaves on most variety's too. 
  • WhippetWhippet Posts: 145
    I found some Boltardy and sowed it this afternoon.  It came in a pack of 6 assorted seeds so as well as that I now have 2 lots of Carrots (Nantes and Amsterdam), Radish(French Breakfast), Courgettes (Black Forest)and Spring Onions (Lisbon) and  have saved the Amsterdam Carrots and the Spring Onions for a few weeks.
    I also have some Runner Beans for later too....feeling very like a Vegetable gardener now ;)
  • nick615nick615 Posts: 1,464

    I have a system of my own that allows me to grow 24 runner bean plants successfully in one square metre/yard of ground, but the explanation is far too wordy to attach here.

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