when to plant beets, really

I used “when to plant beets” as a clever title in a blog post earlier (referring to something else entirely), but I’m noticing from my logs that people keep coming here after searching for “when to plant beets” in google.

So OK. This is a full-service blog. You can plant beets any time in the spring starting from two weeks before your last frost date, all through summer, up until two months before your first frost date in the fall. Sow directly in the garden. I like to harvest beets when they’re small (egg-sized) and roast them in a 425 degree oven with olive oil and some salt and pepper.