Thursday, March 12, 2015
In the Garden: Beets!
It was such a surprise to pull these beautiful beets out of the garden this week! Despite my dad's claims that growing beets is "easy" (I have never seen him grow a beet as long as I've been alive), I have not had any luck with them until this year. They really don't like Florida's acidic, sandy soil. This year I grew them on one of my compost beds and added Desert Dynamin clay. It worked! I love beets and fresh beet greens! I still have a whole row of them, but this was the first planting. The rabbits really ate a lot of them, so this is what I have for now. There should be more, soon! The second planting looks good, it just hasn't bulbed enough yet.
The second planting of cabbage looks nicer than the first! I think it has really liked the cool weather. It seems like not so long ago I put them in the ground, and they are beginning to head already.
The sudden warm weather has made all the salad greens start to bolt. All the lettuce is strong-flavored now. Time to save seeds!