Leaf Beet Bulls Blood Organic 10 x 3cm Vegetable Plug Plants
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The leaf beet, or perpetual spinach, is a leafy vegetable tat produces sweet, crispy leaves which have a variety of uses in the kitchen. Ideal as a salad leaf or mixed in with a creamy pasta this vegetable is not one to be overlooked.
How to grow leaf beet at home
Plant your leaf beets in a sunny location that receives sun throughout the day and has a well-draining soil. Water well for the first two weeks to help the plant establish itself. After this water only to keep the soil moist, but not wet. Weed around the plant to keep the area clear.
How do you harvest leaf beet?
To harvest your leaf beet, simply cut off the required leaves when you need them, new growth will quickly grow to replace them.
What are plug plants?
Plug plants are very young plants that come ready to go in the ground. They are grown in single units in modular trays and be either seedlings or cuttings. Buying plug plants lets you fill your beds and borders easily, and in a way that is stress-free for your plant since it allows for little root disturbance.
How do you plant a plug plant?
When you first get your plant home, remove any packaging except for the pot. Place the plant in a warm and sunny space for 2-4 hours to let them recover and acclimatise. You should try to plant your plug the same day if you can. To do this, dig a hole in your desired place that is slightly larger than the root ball and soil around it and put the plug inside. Cover with the existing earth and press down lightly. Water well for the first week to help the plant establish itself and feed with an all-purpose feed after 3 weeks.
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