My dad planted these beets at the end of August and they started to peek out of the soil a few days ago. Everyone in the family was excited to see these little gems.
We grew three varieties–chioggia, touchstone gold, and red ace. The touchstone gold beets were sowed later so they haven’t peeked out of the soil yet. In case you wonder where we got the seeds from, High Mowing Seeds is our favorite source for organic seeds.
The beets and the young beet greens went into different types of salad while the larger beet greens were sauteed with garlic.
These small beets were tender and full of flavor unlike supermarket beets that are larger but woody and unpleasantly starchy. We can’t wait to harvest the rest!