Sea Beet, also called Beta Vulgaris Subspecies Miritima, is in the family Chenopodiaceae. In 1753, Beta Vulgaris was firstly detailed by Carl Linnaeus. Until in 1762, the Species Plantarum is secondly edited into the cultivated and wild species; simultaneously, its name as Beta Miritima was given to the Wide Taxon. This plant is derived from coasts of Southern Asis, North America and Europe. It is also seen growing within the wild near several shores within Great Britain.
How to Grow Sea Beet – Step by step guides to Sea Beet growing
Of course, to know clearly how to grow it efficiently, track the following phases:
Firstly, select any plot where is rich in light soil, full sun and pH of 7.00 to 7.5. If you are not clear, you are able to check how to make the soil tested on the label attached for sale. Deeply dig for at least 10.5 inches in order to accumulate the root development, and change your soil with full organic trouble.
Secondly, propagate your seeds outdoors starting a couple of weeks or at times three weeks prior to the final expected frost – for the frost, beets and most of toot crops rarely germinate like the plants grown within nurseries. The seeds should be 1.5 to 2.0 inches deep and the space of 2.5 inches apart with one foot between each row.
Thirdly, use the floating row layers or covers to coat your planting soil after you plant so that you can avoid being stolen by any thieves or other leaf marauders. Anther way, you can use some mulch or straw to cover them for keeping its moisture.
Fourthly, try to thin your plants as soon as they reach 2.5 inches high in order to stimulate its growth. Too many roots will slow the development. Check the seed pack label on how to exactly space. In general, each plant should be spaced for 3.5 to 4.5 inches apart along with its varieties – big or small.
Fifthly, keep watering the plants at least one inch per week, and take care of them with the regular schedule. If you unevenly water them, they can be prone to cracked and dry roots. When your plants are developed, use the compost with mulch to make them permanently moist, and prevent from weeds.
Sixthly, to speed up the growth of Sea Beet and make the Sea Beet plants have good flavor, use enough organic fertilizer or nitrogen manure to feed them in every 21 days. Anyway, if your plants are not green or lush in your need, apply more fertilizer like the solution of potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen.
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Seventhly, when Sea Beet plants are mature enough, they are harvested in both greens and roots. The greens and roots contain the best flavor when they are still tender and small.
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Benefits or nutrition – Why growing Sea Beet
Definitely, when you are aware of how to grow Sea Beet, it will provide a great deal of interests to you and other citizens. In general, the Sea Beet plant is used as three advantages for foods – roots, leaves and stems. The roots are used to boil with meat, fish, pork and other meat for tasty soups. Leaves and stems can be fried with pork or other meat like chicken …etc for delicious fries. Other foods, made of Sea Beet, are Stir-fry Sea Beet, Feather sand, DSC0033, Rabbit Stew and so on.
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According to botanists’ researches, the Sea Beet plant is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and there are some minerals, for example, Potassium, Iron and Calcium. These nutrients are very important to sustain the human beings’ bodies. Moreover, Sea Beet can be mixed with other raw materials to invent remedies to cure diseases such as heart disease, cancer, cold & flu, fatigue, depression, stress, vitamin deficiency, anemia, prostate cancer and so on.