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Overwintered Beetroot

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by Mike77, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Mike77

    Mike77 Gardener

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    I planted some beetroot very late last season. The intention was to perhaps eat them around Christmas. I forgot about them however they seemed to overwinter very well. They're about the size of a ping pong ball. If I keep growing these will they make a decent early crop or will they be tough, go to seed etc?
     
  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I usually dig out any overwintered beetroot.
    They are usually pretty hard and run to seed as soon as it warms up.

    But yours are small.:scratch:
     
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      Spruce Glad to be back .....

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      I would try one now but I would imagine hard, only small due to you plantinmg late in the year .... plus I agree with Pete about them coming in to flower

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    • Mike77

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      I will roast several with dinner see how they are. If they're any good I may pickle the rest.
       
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