Beetroot Boltardy | 5 Large Plug Plants
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Beetroot Boltardy | 5 Large Plug Plants

Smooth, rounded roots with a sweet flavour and good internal colouring are great for pickling or roasting with a little olive oil.

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Available to order, choose your dispatch week.

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310072 Price:  £3.99

Beetroot Boltardy is the standard variety for beetroot production. Very easy to grow, excellent cropper and as the name suggests, very good resistance to bolting. Smooth, rounded roots with a sweet flavour and good internal colouring are great for pickling or roasting with a little olive oil.

Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  5 Large Plug Plants
Eventual Height:  30cm
Position:  Sun or Partial Shade
Harvesting Period:  June to October
Spacing:  10cm - 30cm ( 4" - 12" )
Spread:  15cm

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For all orders under £40 in value we make a one off P&P charge of £3.95 per order.

Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 24, larger orders via Parcelforce.

We are the only online plug plants supplier to offer a choice of a specific dispatch week for your order. When placing your order, use the drop down box above to select your required dispatch week. You can also alter dispatch weeks in the shopping basket.

All our plug plants are shipped in specially designed packaging to keep the root system in place and the foliage protected in transit.

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Our Plug Plants

Our plug plants are supplied in four sizes; small, medium, large and jumbo plugs....
The foliage height will differ depending on variety.

Small Plugs - Trays of 40
The most economical way to purchase your plants. Securely rooted, strong plants in mini-plugs of compost. Will need to be transplanted and grown on a windowsill, or in a greenhouse or conservatory, before planting out ready to flower. Compost volume around 2.3cm deep x 1.3cm square. Foliage height 1.5cm-5cm depending on variety)

Medium Plugs - Trays of 20
Our brassicas and lettuce are sold as medium plugs. Securely rooted, strong plants in mini-plugs of compost. Will need to be transplanted and grown for a short while on a windowsill, or in a greenhouse or conservatory, before planting out ready to flower. Compost volume around 3cm deep x 2cm square. Foliage height 1.5cm-5cm depending on variety)

Large Plugs - Packs of 5
Pot Ready, Large, Healthy plants, individually rooted in large plugs of compost. Ideal for planting into baskets, containers or small areas in the garden. Best results achieved if grown on for a short while in 9cm pots prior to planting out if planting straight into garden borders. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 4cm deep x 3.5cm square. Foliage height 5cm-12cm depending on variety)

Jumbo  Plugs - Packs of 3
Our premium perennials are supplied as Jumbo plugs. These plans would benefit from potting into large pots (5” upwards”) for a few weeks before planting out in the garden.  Compost volume around 5cm deep x 5cm square. Foliage height 5cm-20cm depending on variety)

Beetroot is easy and quick to grow, especially from plug plants, and the roots can be harvested when young or left for a few more weeks to mature.

  • Pot on your plugs into fresh compost in 10cms pots and grow on in a cool greenhouse or cold frame and plant out when the soil warms in late spring.  The sooner they are in the ground the better really as the roots need space to grow.
  • You can plant directly into the ground, if the soil temperature has warmed up, covering with a cloche for the first couple of weeks. 
  • Plant out into a fertile prepared bed free from pebbles if possible, at the rate of about 5/6 plants per metre if you want good size roots, or closer if space is an issue, or if you prefer smaller sized roots.
  • Weed regularly by hand so that your crops are not having to compete for nutrients and moisture.

Special requirements – Ensure beetroot plants get enough water especially if there is a long spell of dry weather; the roots need moisture to swell them and they will go woody through lack of water.

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