Beets are an easy crop to grow and do especially well in cooler weather. One of the great things about beets, however, is that it can be eaten in all stages of growth.
You can start planting beets until late summer. Seeds need to be planted at a depth of half an inch with about one inch between each seed. If planting them in rows, there should be twelve to eighteen inches between each. The soil must be packed firmly over the seeds.
Make sure your beets’ soil is kept moist. Keep the area your beets are growing in free of weeds. Apply vegetable food if necessary (if you do so, apply it every four weeks or so). Seeds will begin sprouting within ten to twenty days. You can begin harvesting your beets whenever you like.
Here are some beet recipes (substitute canned beets for fresh):