How to Grow a Beet in Water Without Seeds

Answer

The beet is a member of the Chenopodiaceae family, which is known for its edible greens in addition to the sweet and flavorful roots it produces. It does well in plant hardiness zones 6 to 10, which are determined by the United States Department of Agriculture, but grows best in cooler climes. The Mediterranean areas of Europe are the place of origin for the root vegetable. Adult plants may reach heights of up to 2 feet and widths of up to 12 inches, and their leaves are shaped like hearts and grow on stalks that are rather tall. You may use it in fresh salads, pasta meals, soups, and foods that include cooked vegetables. Indoor cultivation of root vegetables, such as beets, does not always need the use of seeds and may be successful.

  1. Using a chef’s knife, remove the beet’s cap by slicing it off at an angle. No more than one-third of the beet should be taken.

  2. To begin, pour some water into a glass, cup, or bowl. Be sure that the side that has been chopped is facing down when you place the beet top in the water.

  3. In order to ensure that the beet top receives a proper amount of sunshine, place the glass on a windowsill, counter, or table that is located near to the window.

  4. To avoid the formation of germs and maintain the water’s quality, it is necessary to replace it every few days.

  5. Once the beets show signs of developing greens and shoots, it is time to harvest the beet greens. The beet will continue to produce greens for a few weeks at a time.

    Things You Will Need

    • Beet

    • Kitchen knife

    • Water glass

    Tip

    If the beet top sinks instead of floating on the water’s surface, you should use a shallow dish rather than a cup or bowl to hold the beets instead of those containers. If you want the sliced surface of the beet top to form roots so that you may plant them at a later time, add rooting hormone to the surface, and grow the beet top in potting soil rather than water.