How to grow Garden Beets in the Sun? (& Can Beets Grow in Shade?) 

Hey folks! Welcome back!

I hope you are doing appreciable in your gardening field. Today I am here to introduce you to one of the new things that can do wonders in your garden. Do you know about the garden beets and also how to grow them?

How to grow Garden Beets in the Sun? Most people want to take care of their gardens as much as they can and have an interest in growing more and more plants and vegetables. So they keep on trying to grow more plants as it will decorate their gardens too. 

Quick takeaways:

  • Beets plant can be eaten in their raw form without frying.
  • It will also have many benefits to your health if you eat at least 2 times a day.
  • It will be good for your health. 

You will come to know about how to grow beets in the garden and can beets grow in shade. The type of care the garden beets require to grow and the procedure you can use to grow them in your garden. Let’s get started to know about it. 

About Garden Beets

So, you are thinking of what garden beets are. The garden beets here refer to the beetroot. It is a type of vegetable especially eaten by the people living in the northern area but also found in every vegetable store. 

The beetroot includes leaves on the upper portion and is a round-shaped vegetable with roots mostly present in purple color. Many people eat the garden beets after removing leaves from them as it is.

How to Grow Garden Beets in the Sun?

As all the inflation concludes the beetroot grows well and effectively only while in the presence of the full sun. At least 4-5 hours of continuous sun rays will be required for the growth of beets in the garden. 

Procedure to grow:

Step 1: Keep in mind the perfect place or the exact location where the full sun rays receive for about 4-5 hours in a day. So, the positioning should be in the exact locale.  

Step 2: Make sure the soil in which you are going to grow the beetroot must be free of rocks and it should not be acidic. The effective growth of beetroot requires soil which includes the feature of fertility. 

Step 3: Remember to soak the seeds of garden beets first so that they will nourish well and easily. 

Step 4: Put the seeds directly into the garden where you want to grow and then cover it with the soil. Put a gap in between every row. 

A Remembrance:  Start to sow it in the early spring, to speed up the level of soil work. After that summer season will help in the further growth and germination of beets. 

Step 5:  Water them properly regularly about half of the mug( container). 

Step 6:  After certain growth, you may cover it with any row cover so that none of the miners or bacteria affect the growth of the plant or the leaves. 

The beetroot maturity period is between 58-70 days. These days are enough for the development of beets in the shape of a ball-shaped. 

Step 7:  When it attains the proper height and growth you can remove the soil from all over the sides so that it will be easy for you to pull it up gently. 

Step 8:  After removing all the beets from the soil, wash them properly in water to clean the soil around them. 

Follow the steps your garden beets will grow well and flourish in a good way. 

For more such plant related-articles, you may also read, 8 Best Parthenocarpic Cucumber Varieties to Grow (Self-Pollinating)

Can Beets Grow in the shade? 

So above we will talk about the beet’s growth and we mentioned that beat nourishment required proper sunlight. But if there is not much space in your home where not much sunlight will received, still garden beets can grow there. 

But you need to have patience and have to wait for the time of harvest when you are about to grow it in shades. 

Yes, you can prefer it to grow in shades too. You can grow it in the location east or south-facing in that area. A small amount of sunlight is more than enough for the beets to grow well even in containers

The thing you have to keep in mind is that the garden beets take time and grow slowly in the shade because it doesn’t receive the energy that it gets from the sun’s rays. So don’t be in a hurry to harvest it.

Growing Beets in Full Shade vs. Partial Shade vs. Dappled Shade

Guys, it is important to distinguish between the types of shades that are required by the garden beets for their growing. This is because the requirement of shade matters a lot when it comes to maintaining the growth of the plant. 

Full shade is different from that of dappled shade. So, let’s get started to know more about the growing beets in the type of shade: 

Full shade 

  • It means that the plant will not direct even a single ray of sunlight. 
  • Growing beets in the full shade means it is required to plant them under a large tree that contains thick foliage. 
  • In full shade, the plant will receive indirect sunlight. So, it is not suggested to grow beets in the full shade. 
  • It is because they will not grow faster and leaves will begin to droop and become a bad crop for the season. 

Partial shade

  • Partial shade is that type of shade that will also feed the plant with direct sunlight. 
  • It might be a few hours or the morning sun rays. 
  • For instance, if you grow beets against the west-facing wall, then they will receive so. 
  • Though you can grow beets in the partial shade. 

Dappled shade 

  • Do you know about dappled shade? It is that type of shade that also consists of some sunlight. 
  • For instance, if you grow a plant under the canopy of a tree, then the sunlight reaches the plant by passing through the branches. 
  • It is suggested to grow beets in the dappled shade but it should not be in excess.

Benefits of eating garden beets

  • Eating beetroots 3-4 times a week keeps you healthy and strong. 
  • There is a vitamin that is vitamin B9 present in the beetroot in the form of folate. Its function is to help in the growth of cells in the body and make sure that they work properly. 
  • The folate in the beet supports reference to blood vessels getting destroyed which will curtail the threat of diseases associated with heart and stroke. So an individual must intake beets for the better working of the heart. 
  • Many people use it on their skin by making the mixture as it removes harshness and makes an individual skin softer. 
  • Beetroot will strengthen your muscle power so that you can exercise well and have good stamina. 

Wrap up!

In this guide, you come to know that the garden beets here refer to the beetroot. It is a type of vegetable especially eaten by the people living in the northern area but also found in every vegetable store.

The beetroot includes leaves on the upper portion and is a round-shaped vegetable with roots mostly present in purple color. Many people eat the beets after removing leaves from them as it is. Read the whole guide so that you come to know if the plants need sunlight or shade. 

Thanks for reading! Happy gardening!


Does beetroot grow better in sun or shade?

Beetroot can grow both in the sunlight and even in shade. But growing them in sunlight will give you great results as direct sunshine will help the plant to develop new growth. 

What month is best to plant beets?

The best month to plant beets is early springtime. So, you can grow them at that time.

How often should beets be watered?

Beets need water so that they thrive well. They do not demand regular watering for their growth. So, you can provide them with water so that the soil remains moist. At the time of winter, you can water them one time a week whereas, in the summer, it is recommended to water them two to three times a week so that the soil does not become fully dry. 

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