by Linda C Butler
Beets are a cool weather crop and can be planted early in the spring when the ground can be worked and planted as a successive crop. Thin the plants so there is room for the roots to grow and swell. The thinning can be cooked with other pot greens. The soil should be loose.
Beets can be pickled in the fall and enjoyed all winter long. I’ve tried recipes with pickling spice and with cloves and both are delicious. They mature in approx 60 days. Red Ace is a Parks hybrid seed which matures in 53 days.