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Type: Vegetable
Seed #: 331
Common Name: Beet - Detroit Red
Latin Name: Beta vulgaris
Variety: Detroit Red
Colour: Red
Temperature: 5C - 15C (41F - 59F) (Zone 2)
Blooms: 58 days
Site: Full Sun
Height: 40cm - 45cm (16" - 18")
Spread: 30cm - 40cm (12" - 16")
Quantity: 50 Seeds
Price: $4.00

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Beet - Detroit Red


Notes: Delicious green foliage on an edible root. The foliage is an excellent source of iron. Great for container plantings. Roots are delicious fresh or cooked. Stores very well! The Detroit Red Beet is a blood-red globe-shaped root vegetable. It is cold hardy, and seeds can germinate and grow in soil temperatures as low as 5 degrees Celsius. In milder climates, seed can be sown September for February harvest. Beets prefer deep, well-drained soil and need to be kept moist for best results.


Instructions: Sow 1 to 2 cm deep. Germination 10 to 12 days.Sow in early spring, 3 to 4 weeks before the last frost. Growing during hot temperature periods should be avoided to prevent bolting.


Medicinal: As a herbal medicine Beet is used to treat a wide of ailments relating to digestion and the blood. Don't throw away the green leafy tops as they can like spinach Rich in beta-carotene, folic acid, chlorophyll, potassium, vitamin c, and iron. Beetroot is a traditional treatment used with leukemia patients. Beetroot blood-red an amino acid has anti-cancer properties. Red beet therapy, consisting of consuming of approximately two pounds of raw, mashed beets daily, well-drained. (includes cancer). Favourable research results have also been reported in beets aiding in the prevention of colon and stomach cancer.


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Dutch Broadleaf Cress - Quick growing, cold hardy salad green similar to watercress. You can harvest the large, glossy globed shaped leaves in only 1 month. Leaves have a peppery flavour and are high in Vitamin C making them an excellent addition in mixed salads and sandwiches. Self-sows if left to go to seed.   Red Romaine Lettuce - Devils Tongue  is quite  unique in color and shape. Green overlayed in red on plants that grow up to 8 inches.  New growth is a deep rich red adding early and late color to your gardens and salads with successive plantings.   Rainbow Swiss Chard - We sell out of this very quickly every year. Its attractive Orange, Pink, Red & Yellow and white veined stems are a salad and garnish lovers best friend. An outstanding edible and ornamental cold hardy plant that adds colour to salads, garnishes and cooked vegetables dishes. All parts of this plant are edible and high in vitamin content and fibre. Tasty fresh or cooked, pick the outer leaves and allow this biennial to continue growing.


The second image is of Swiss Chard in its second year. A stunning focal point even if you're not a fan of eating it. The seed heads are even more interesting and a great natural bird feeder if you're not planning on saving the seeds.
Dutch Broadleaf Cress   Red Romaine Lettuce   Rainbow Swiss Chard
(Barbarrea verna)   (Lactuca sativa logifolia)   (Beta vulgaris)

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