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Beetroot Boast!

Well, I can’t help myself. I have to put up some photos of our fabulous beetroot harvest! We rent a little plot of land to grow vegetables in Ryokami, a 15 minute drive away, because we cannot grow veggies in our garden. The monkeys would eat them all.

We planted the beetroot at the beginning of April, just after planting the potatoes, and started harvesting in mid-June. We ate some of the beetroot leaves too. Very handy!

Detroit red beetroot

Detroit red beetroot

June harvest:

Beetroot and the beetroot leaves in the vase

Beetroot and the beetroot leaves in the vase

Still harvesting and pickling in August

Still harvesting and pickling in August

This is the tip of the iceberg! More beetroot yet to pickle!

Just some of our beetroot pickles

Just some of our beetroot pickles

I cannot interest my local Japanese friends in the beetroot though. They have never seen it before and don’t like the color or taste. But it is so much fun to grow, and was one of the vegetables I missed in Japan.

My garlic were much more favorably received though……And that was a mega-harvest too.  Ciao for now!

a little garlic boast

a little garlic boast

 

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Posted by on August 2, 2016 in veggie garden