A versatile, nutritious, and historic root vegetable!
Beets are easy to grow in our cool climate, so get your seed in the ground as soon as it can be worked. Most beet seeds are actually tiny fruits containing three or four, and up to eight, true seeds! So, if you plant thickly, you can eat your thinning as greens - a delightful spring treat, raw in salads; taller tops later on are great steamed. Once thinned to 2” spacing, remaining plants will have room to grow their roots for summer and fall fresh eating, and winter stor-age. Successive plantings will keep you stocked with baby greens, tops, and roots throughout the season. We've kept our roots in potato barrels or totes, packed in wood shavings, and stored in the cold cellar, which stays just above freezing for most of the winter.