Early Wonder' beet microgreens are a popular choice among chefs and home cooks alike. Their mild flavor is the perfect complement atop grilled meats, mixed with salad greens, or eaten like a sprout.
• Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
• Days to Maturity: 15–25 days
• Family: Amaranthaceae
• Native: Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean region
• Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual
• Variety Information: Medium green leaves with red stems and an earthy flavor.
• When to Sow Outside: Not recommended. Microgreens are fragile, and outside soil makes them difficult to clean.
• When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. Sow indoors any time of year. For a continual crop, sow every 7 to 14 days.
• Days to Emerge: 5–8 days
• Seed Depth: ½"
• Seed Spacing: ½"
• Thinning: Not required
• Harvesting: When seedlings emerge, the first pair of leaves to show are the cotyledons, which can look very different from the leaves that follow, called "true" leaves. Beet microgreens are ready to harvest 15 to 25 days after sowing, when they have cotyledons, or when the first true leaves have begun to form, depending on preference. Cool growing temperatures may slow the expected amount of days to maturity. Using scissors, cut microgreens just above the soil line when you are ready to use them.