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Beet Plant

try growing Italian heirloom Chioggia Beets this fall. excellent roasted with garlic, olive oil & sea salt.

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Beets are a fast growing, cold weather crop that can be grown in late spring and fall. Here's how to grow beets with a few guidelines to help them flourish.

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from Parents

Gardening With Kids: Plant an Odds-and-Ends Garden

Slice the top ½ inch from a fresh beet with its greens still attached. Trim the greens, leaving about ½ inch of stem. Rinse the beet top, then place it in a shallow dish of water. Little shoots should appear within several days.

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Grow your own sugar! The good old fashion sugar beat! Suprisingly it is the same sugar we get from sugar cane! Once upon a time pre commercial take over, everyone grew their own sugar. You plant the sugar beets in the early spring and just as they look...they grow like carrots do. You harvest them in the fall. And there you have it home grown sugar!! A renewable source of a very important staple!

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from Monamifood

Can I eat beet greens? Yes, you can!

Baby beet greens are a common ingredient in field green salads. But have you ever eaten beet greens from mature beet plants? I must admit that until this weekend, I had not! What a shame -- all tho...

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9 crops you can plant in August for fall and winter harvest. This post lets you know what crops you can plant in your garden during August and then harvest all fall and into the winter as well.

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Complete Summer Garden Size: 5" x 7", Cucumber vine, radish plants, beet plants, lettuce, carrots, butternut squash, zucchini squash, pepper plant, tomato plant and pole beans, all in dollhouse miniature scale, 1:12 scale by CDHM Artisan Abby Benner of Mini-Quest, www.cdhm.org/user/abby

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How to plant beets in the garden. Full instructions including photos and great tips to ensure success. From a northern gardener. Site also has terrific recipes.#beets #gardening #howtogrowbeets

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from SF Gate

What Vegetables Should Not Be Planted Next Each Other in a Garden?

While cucumbers thrive near bush beans, lettuce and radishes, and choke near potatoes. Beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers and strawberries make good neighbors -- as long as you plant the onions, garlic, leeks and shallots elsewhere. Peppers do well with carrots, eggplant, onions, parsley and tomatoes, but not with kohlrabi. Keep lettuce away from cabbage and keep onions away from asparagus, beans and peas. Spinach gets along with everyone.

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