Chioggia beetroot is as good as it is beautiful, with its pink and white streaked flesh. Its sweet and sweet flavour is very much appreciated raw in salad, cooked or marinated like other beets. This Italian variety is well grown in the vegetable garden, although it is more sensitive to drought than others.
Plant when any danger of frost has passed. Divide each of the stems of your pot by spacing 6″. Enjoys soft, rich and deep soil. Beets fear excess moisture, but this variety also fears drought, to which it is more sensitive than other varieties. Its watering should therefore be monitored in the driest areas. When the beets appear, be sure to hoe the soil and move up the soil to keep them covered.
Demanding, beetroot is not grown two years in a row at the same site. Do not it grow in the same space two years in a row where other root vegetables such as potatoes or turnips have been cultivated.
Good companionship: Garlic, spinach, beans and lettuce.