Beetroot salad bulls blood allows you to grow your own tasty and colourful salad leaves at home. Packed full of nutrients Beetroot salad bulls blood is a very rewarding salad leaf to grow and enjoy at home with your meals.
Originally it was grown as an ornamental plant for its dark red leaves but Bulls Blood Beet is now used regularly in baby leaf salads. These beetroot leaves provide an almost crimson colour leaf with a sweet taste.
Nutritional values: Rich in beta-carotene, calcium, iron and folic acid
Pack size: Approximately 80 Seeds
Sowing Indoors: For micro salads sow every 7 days all year round in trays under glass or on a windowsill and harvest as seedlings and use as a garnish. Leave a few outdoor plants to mature and eat the roots as you would do with other beetroots.
Sow/Plant outdoors: Cultivate soils to a depth of 15-20cms and rake the top surface to provide a fine crumb to plant the seeds into. Sow seeds outside from March-August and if using as baby leaves sow thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm (½”) deep with 30cm (12″) between rows.
When harvesting cut leaves from each plant leaving some leaves so that they re-grow. If you require mature roots, thin the seedlings gradually as they grow to an eventual spacing of 10cm (4″). Do not transplant.
If soils are waterlogged and grit and humus matter to help with drainage before planting the seeds
For micro salads sow every 7 days all year round in trays under glass or on a windowsill and harvest as seedlings and use as a garnish. Leave a few outdoor plants to mature and eat the roots like other beetroots.
Crow in conjunction with other salad crops.
Soil type: Free draining light soils that are humus rich.
Aspect: Full sun but also ok in partial shade.
Position: Can be grown in tubs and containers, but prefer open planting in vegetable beds.
Harvest: April to October.