Giant Beetroot

This is what happens if you leave a non- monogerm variety of beetroot in the ground all winter. This is Beetroot Chioggia. Fit only for animal fodder now, although they are delicious when young.

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And the potatoes are in!

This year I am growing Epicure, Arran Victory, Belle de Fontenay, Charlotte, King Edward and Pink Fir Apple. I have regularly grown all of these in the past, and go for flavour first over yields. Only the Belle de Fontenay has not been grown previously. I know it is probably a fortnight too early for sowing maincrop seed potatoes, but this is a particularly sheltered vegetable garden, on very light soil, and the conditions were perfect today!

No doubt I will have to have the horticultural fleece ready for frost protection in a month or so when the shoots emerge.

 

 

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