Monday, August 30, 2010

Beets Me!

Check out this beet!!!! It wasn't going to seed either. So, after all of the whining about the weather ... there were a lot of vegetables that did really well ... peas, carrots, onions, lettuces. Did I mention beets did really well too?
We're looking forward to bumper crops of zucchini (yes, zucchini!), cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. Corn and winter squashes are still "iffy."
We were surprised that out potatoes, usually a staple in our garden, didn't do that well. We think it was because of the wet spring. Still taste awesome. Homemade hashbrowns ... ymmmy.
Oh, yes, uh, back to the beet, one of our CSA customer does canning with her mom, so this beet was sent home with her. Weighing in at least a lb, it should fill a pint jar. Can't wait to hear back from her. How fun is this????!!!!

9/9/10 - This beet is a Detroit Dark Red, which is an heirloom variety. It was cut up and enjoyed and it wasn't woody. Have you ever had grilled beets? If you don't like beets, try slicing them about 1/4 inch thick, brush with a tiny bit of olive oil, salt and pepper and grill away!

1 comment:

  1. Just saw this honker and had to post it on FaceBook!