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, June 22, 2010

beets are sizing up

white beets - Copy

I planted them close this year in clumps of 2-4 and they are pushing apart now. These are White Detroit.



Blogger meemsnyc said...

Your beets are doing fantastic. Our first batch died, not sure if the soil was off, or too much sun. We sowed new seeds and they are looking much better.

June 22, 2010 1:50 PM

Blogger icebear said...

i got a late start on my beets this year, so mine aren't even bulbing up yet. I have never planted white beets before, i have almost bought seeds for them though. I might try a few types next year if mine (Crosby Egyptian) do well this year.

Your garden is looking great!

June 22, 2010 2:01 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I don't think you can have too much sun for beets. Maybe not enough water? The white beets are nice for mixing with other roots like carrots since they don't stain everything red.

June 22, 2010 5:34 PM

Blogger Toni said...

Didn't know that there was such a thing as white beets!

I love beets... especially the greens! YUMMY!!!

June 23, 2010 5:13 PM

Blogger MIchaeldg said...

Any cooking suggestions for the beet greens?

June 24, 2010 2:25 PM

Blogger kathy said...

There are some great beet recipes on this post. I have tried a bunch of these, but none are for beet greens. I usually just saute beet greens (no stems) in butter and/or olive oil and then mix them with sliced beets.

June 24, 2010 4:03 PM


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