Sugar Beet Seeds!
All Natural Seed
35 days for leaves
up to 100 days for a root crop
Grown for the production of natural sugars that are stored in the root. Cold tolerant and hardy in sun or shade that doesn't need a lot of water. Tolerates soils with a lack of fertility. A multi-use plant that can be harvested for the sweet root or leafy greens. Considered one of the best crops for a sustainable garden.
How to Make Sugar from Beets:
o Cut the greens off of the root
o Clean thoroughly
o Dice and shred in a food processor
o Boil in a large pot filled with water to just cover the beets
o Boil about one hour until beets are soft and mushy
o Strain the pulp from the liquid
o To extract the most from the beet a cheesecloth can be used to squeeze the juice from the
o Strain again if needed to remove all of the pupl from the fluid - fluid should be pulp free
o Boil remaining liquid down until it forms a sweet syrup or crystals-whatever is desired
o May take several hours
Planting Depth - 1/2"
Seed Spacing - 3"
Plant spacing 4-6"
Days to Germinate - 6-15 depending on soil temperature
Row Spacing - 20"