Squeeze in more beets

If you’re planting beetroots (or carrots for that matter) and you’re running out of space, you can easily squeeze them in using these 2 tricks!

  1. Grow rows of beets/carrots in between other plant rows as they take up little space. Try growing a row of beets between a row of cabbages or kales for example, or lettuces. Or you can grow carrots alongside onions or garlic.
  2. Plant your beets and carrots closely together, and harvest half early. You can get away with planting a row of, say, 20 beets or carrots leaving just 5 or 6cm between each plant. Then, harvest every other root while they are still small (as baby beets/carrots for salads etc) leaving the remainder to grow on to maturity.