This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

little beets

While I'm on the theme of winter root vegetables - these are beets I pulled from my garden on Sunday. They are a lot smaller than they appear here. I'm sure they will be tasty, but next year I hope to be able to grow good sized beets. I think beets may be a crop that needs more sun than I have in my home garden, so I'll plan to grow them in my new plot next year.
beets (Beta vulgaris)



Blogger Matron said...

Those look wonderful! one of my favourite veggies to eat, especially when they are small.

November 27, 2007 2:37 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

Me too. I love beets.

November 28, 2007 10:32 AM

Blogger Jennifer said...

I've had poor luck with beets this year in Belmont, I'm not sure why. I was warned not to sow too thick, and apparently that wasn't a problem since I only had 30% or less germination! The ones that did sprout are spindley and weak. :(

July 07, 2008 4:02 PM


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