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Beet Seeds

Beet seeds germinate into earthy vegetables that are most popular for their delicious roots, and that also provide highly nutritious green leafy vegetables. These cool-weather crops prefer full sun to partial shade, growing best in well-drained, fertile soil. Beets are biennial plants that produce sweet, rounded roots with lush, leafy tops that can be harvested throughout the growing season. Their fast growth rate makes them a favored choice for gardeners looking to maximize their yield of both root and leaf vegetables.

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Survival Garden Seeds offers a variety of beet seeds for sale, including the classic Detroit Dark Red for its deep, ruby roots and the Cylindra Beet Seed, with elongated roots. Our non-GMO seeds are selected for their strong germination rates and ability to produce flavorful, nutritious beets.

Growing Beet Seeds in Your Garden

  • Edible roots and greens are rich in nutrients
  • Fast-growing and easy to harvest
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds
  • Spring and late summer planting


Beets originated in the Mediterranean, but today they are cultivated around the world for edible roots and greens they produce. A versatile food source, both beetroots and greens are rich in nutrients and used in many ways - fresh, cooked, grilled, and even pickled. It can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 2 to 11. As a resilient crop, beet plants adapt to many different climates. Beets’ ability to grow in cool weather allows longer cultivation, giving you more fresh produce during the off-season.


Planting beet seeds directly in the garden will help to prevent damage to the delicate taproot and give your beets the best start. However, you can also start beet seeds early indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost date. Sow the seeds about 1/2 inch deep, with spacing according to the directions on your packet for your chosen beet variety. Beets can be planted very early in spring when the soil is workable within a cold frame to give you a head start on the growing season. Try succession planting every 2 weeks for a continuous harvest. Beet seeds will germinate best in soil temperatures 50° to 85° F, usually within 5 to 14 days.


Beet roots require consistent moisture for development. Regular watering is important, during dry spells particularly. Mulch keeps soil moisture present while protecting roots from heat. Thin the seedlings to 3 - 4 inches apart to allow each beet to grow well. Thinned greens are edible and can be used in salads. Beets are mostly resistant to pests.

Start growing a vegetable that is delicious and useful. Survival Garden Seeds' beet seeds offer varieties for every vegetable taste preference. With their easy cultivation, beets are a must-have for every vegetable garden.

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