1 Beet seeds will germinate (begin to grow) best if you directly seed them into your garden and then keep the soil moisture level the same—do not let it dry out and then rewet.
2 Expect germination in 10 to 15 days and harvest within 50 to 60 days.
3 Beets draw water from the top foot of soil, so once they have a few leaves, they need to be watered less often than other types of plants with shallow roots.
4 Thin your beet seedings to give enough space for each plant to grow and the root to form. Harvest the thinnings and use in salads.