Sunday, June 18, 2006

What's Growin' On: 6/18/06

One Glorious 2005 Beet Plant Gone To Seed

Realization Of The Day:
I should never have to buy beet seeds again.


  1. what variety? this is my first seed saving season, so obviously biennials like beets wont happen till next year. i am growing both Detroit Dark Red and Bull's BLood. i have read my seed-saving book many times and am already anxious about preserving the purity of things like beets. maybe i will just get seed from one next year.

    tabitha, not karl.

  2. Hi Tabitha,
    LOL, when I put up this photo, I debated whether or not I should admit that I couldn't remember what variety of beet plant this is and then figured I'd save myself the embarrassment (for once).

    It's either Detroit, Lutz Winter Keeper, or Early Wonder. All seeds were purchased from Pinetree Garden Seeds in Maine. Sorry I can't be more helpful. The main reason for starting this separate garden blog was to improve my lousy garden records. It's working, but definitely not at 100% yet. I already have several mystery plants out there this year.

    I love Bull's Blood beets, especially for the 'greens' which are dark red/purple--which is the only reason I know that's not what this plant is. : )

  3. Wow, when stuff bolts around there, it REALLY bolts!


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