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.
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!
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.