Sunday, 22 August 2010

Beetroots - and an imposter!

Today we harvested beetroots! This is another NomeGrown first - previous attempts have yielded beetroots too small to be worth the hassle of preparing them. Some of these, on the other hand, might even be too big and woody!

Can you spot the odd one out? I'm guessing there was a stray seed in the pack, but heck if I know what it is. The leaves are the same as beetroot leaves (though taller), but with white veins instead of red.

Answers on a postcard please!

UPDATE: A bit of poking around on Google reveals that it's not uncommon for a white root or two to pop up in a line of Boltardy beetroots - which mine are. BUT... they are usually still beetroot shaped. Weird...

2 comments:

Scarlett the Heavenly Healer said...

The imposter is probably a white beet. I've grown them deliberately in the past - yummy - but have also had an odd one or two popping up in the rows of my red beets. I'm doing 3 varieties this year as beetroot is a favourite of mine, particularly delicious roasted with goats cheese.
Enjoy your beet feast!

Green Lane Allotments said...

We grow various colours of beetroot but as you say all are round or cylindrical not carrot shaped.

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