Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bouquet of Beets

Bouquet of Beets

Welcome to segment number three on our first ever autumn garden. We had never planted beets before and had no clue what we were doing… But they did all the work and thinking for us. All we did was scatter some of the seeds into a little row, cover with earth and creation did the rest. Beets have the most beautiful and brilliant color in their stems. The root itself (the beet) reminds me of "jewels of the soil".

Fresh from the Ground
Beets are a good source of:
  • Dietary fiber
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Niacin
Serving Suggestions:

Confession… I am new to the whole "beet" thing.  What I do is boil them until tender, peel them and slice them up for salads. Very tasty! (Okay, I must admit that I also drizzle ranch on them… I love ranch! Or you can drizzle with italian dressing as shown below.)

You can also can some pickled beets. I have shared my tutorial here.

What else can you do with them? Beets me! Do you have some suggestions?


  1. I love beets! Your salad looks great! I put water, sugar, cloves, cinnamon and vinegar. Slice the beets and boil for about 20 minutes. Canning process is long, but they are ready for snack or I use them in my salad.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion. I love to can so this will be a great project for next years' garden as we are planning on going bigger...


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