For less than $2, you can purchase a packet of red beet seeds that can be used for more than one growing season. Disclaimer: the seed supplier usually has a stamp or statement on the packet of seeds indicating the seeds are good for the current growing season, but I’ve had great yields from seeds as old as 2-3 years.
This year, I planted beets on April 20, 2017, in the Northeast United States, and my first harvest was ready on July 4 when I needed to make a beet slaw for a picnic. I planted a booster crop on August 22, 2017, and these are the delicious beets I enjoyed on December 2, 2017, for dinner.
As an added bonus, you can harvest the leaves of the plant and eat as a topping on whole grain rice or as a stand-alone side vegetable.
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