Beets - Early Wonder
The Beet Early Wonder, 'Beta vulgaris', is considered the best beet for greens. Early Wonder also has very tasty beets and produces a crop quickly. Early Wonder has it all, tasty and abundant greens and very flavorful beets. Did you know the 18 inch tall greens are as tasty as chard or spinach and are very nutritious? This plant is excellent for northern climates and southern climates where multiple crops are possible. Early Wonder is an excellent container plant.
The beet is cold hardy and seeds can germinate and grow in soil temperatures as low as 40 degrees. Plant in early spring, 3 to 4 weeks before the last frost. Growing during hot temperature periods should be avoided. In mild climates, seed can be sown in September for February harvest. Beets prefer deep, well drained soil with lots of organic material. They need to be kept moist.