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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Beets grow in South Carolina!

Growing Beets (and carrots) in the south is something I have not ever tried. Having clay soil, we don't have the proper drainage and then we have the heat to deal with. It stays too hot too soon in the spring and stays too hot in the fall.

But with Sveta here and loving to use beets in several dishes like borscht, last fall I tried to grow some. They didn't do too much but wintered over and kept growing. I also started some in February outside this spring to see what they could do. Here are my results!

I'm excited that they are bigger than an inch! In fact, some are quite large. We had a wonderful sweet and sour beets dish with dinner. (I'm also pretty tickled about how the carrots are doing as well!)

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