Slice the top ½ inch from a fresh beet with its greens still attached. Trim the greens, leaving about ½ inch of stem. Rinse the beet top, then place it in a shallow dish of water. Little shoots should appear within several days.
Grow Heirloom Organic Beets - Plant Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet SeedsIf Jack Kerouac was the "King of the Beats", then Detroit Dark Red is surely the "King of the Beets". This very popular and versatile beet is rich in color and texture. Plant Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet seeds and double your pleasure by enjoying both the roots and the greens. The Organic Detroit Dark Red prefers full sun and good drainage, but in most climates can also tolerate partially filtered shad...
Fertilizing Beet Plants: Learn When And How To Fertilize Beets - Both the root and the greens are high in vitamins and nutrients. Bigger, sweeter roots come from plants that are grown in highly fertile ground. Learn more about feeding beet plants in this article. Click here for more information.
Beet Companion Plants: Learn About Suitable Beet Plant Companions - This year we are growing beets for the first time and wondered what is good to plant with the beets. That is, what beet plant companions might enhance their overall health and production? Turns out there are a number to choose from. Learn more here.
Hügelkultur Bed. Hügelkultur is a raised plant bed built over decaying wood and compostable materials. A fallen tree becomes a “nurse log”, decomposing, releasing nutrients, and nourishing new growth above for years, even decades. As the wood decays, it becomes more porous, storing water like a giant sponge, and releasing it slowly back into the bed’s soil. This means less plant watering; some gardeners report their beds thrived all season from rainfall alone.
Cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, and beets are the easiest veggies to grow first. Many insects (excluding bees) and deer detest the scent of lavender. Plant it around your garden as a natural pest repellent