We had such a successful garden this spring that we decided to extend our growing season with a few beets. Nancy scattered some in her patio boxes and they sprouted immediately. We are now in the process of thinning.
Beets prefer cool weather to brutally hot summers, yet if you plant too early in the spring, they just sit there and sulk. Some years, I have sewn beet seeds with phenomenal luck while other years I get skunked.
Mr. Google says this about beets, health wise: Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support.
One of my favorite garden vegetable dishes is a bowl of buttered beets. Nancy also likes to can them when we have a bountiful crop.
If you have a little space, sew a few beets right now and you’ll likely harvest a mess in October. Beets are good and they are good for you. Plant some.