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About Beta Vulgaris
The leaf beet group consists of cultivars such as Swiss chard and beet spinach that are grown for their edible leafy greens. The biennials in this group do not produce flowers until their second year. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked, but the thick stalks are best eaten after cooking.
Also known as
Common Beet, Common Beet, Swiss Chard, Orange Swiss Chard and Beta Valgaris
How to care for Beta Vulgaris
Beta Vulgaris needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Beta Vulgaris love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Beta Vulgaris does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Beta Vulgaris after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.