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