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Leaf Beet – Bulls Blood (Autumn)

£4.99

Out of stock

A cut and come again crop, beet leaves are nutritious, hardy and easy to grow
This variety of leaf beet not only looks amazing when growing with its dark red leaves, but also adds a wonderful sweet flavour to autumn and winter salads and is very nutritious. If you like spinach and chard, this will be a great addition to your vegetable garden. It’s great to grow over the colder months, providing you with leaves throughout, even when it gets frosty. Once the plant matures, you may find its root has turned into a sizeable beetroot that you can cook with as well. Your plug plants will come with a complete growing guide.

Number of plants: 10 plug plants

Variety: Bulls Blood (organic*)

In the kitchen: Leaf beet can be used raw in salads adding a wonderful sweet taste or can be steamed, boiled or used in a stir fry. If left to mature you can also enjoy the root which is, as the name suggests, a beetroot.

Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between late August and Mid/Late October.

Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in early autumn approx 30cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months. They are frost tolerant. They will grow even faster if grown under cover in a greenhouse/polytunnel or under horticultural fleece/cloche.

When to harvest: Start picking the outer leaves as the plant reaches approx 20-25cm high. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant hen harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months.

When we deliver
We deliver these plug plants between September and mid/late October, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plug plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.