Beets are tasty, nutritious, and easy to grow in your backyard garden. Check out this quick video for some helpful beet-growing tips and tricks!
While not everyone is fond of these jewel-colored beauties, beets are one of our favorite crops and we always have them in our garden! Beets are a unique instance of two crops in one, as the tender greens and stems taste and cook similarly to Swiss chard, and the roots are sweet, earthy, and great for long-term storage.
We direct-seed our beets in the garden in late spring and harvest them throughout the summer and into the fall as they size up, and then pull the remaining roots for winter storage before the first hard freeze. Most varieties of beets we have grown will keep in the fridge all winter long!
Beets are generally very easy to grow, although they do prefer a fair amount of water throughout the growing season, and they aren’t bothered by a lot of pests.
In this quick video Ben shares all you need to know to grow trouble-free roots, taking us step-by-step from sowing to harvest and offering handy tips to avoid common pitfalls. Check it out to learn how to grow these tasty beauties in your own garden!
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