Zone 5. Some beets were pulled for pickling and eating fresh. The growth was excellent and most were around the same size. There was no leaf damage due to insects. There is another later planted row for eating fresh as the season progresses. The tops were not utilized, since there was simply too many, plus there is still spinach for greens, which is preferred.
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 10:20 pm EST :
Nice harvest! You could have shared a few beets and those gorgeous tops with a neighbor. I love to steam them and add a touch of butter and balsamic vinegar. Makes a lovely "nest" for boiled or roasted beets.
Cindym- LA, Zone "8b"