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Over the past few months I’ve been growing beetroot in the herb garden. It has taken a while because the first time I planted them, I didn’t realise there were 2-3 plants clumped together in each mini-punnet which hindered their growth. When I realised, I then separated them out so they each had space to expand.

The label said these were baby beets, but as you can see from the photo below, they grow large if you allow them to!

James pickled four of the beets with vinegar and some spices, yum 🙂

Four beets made three jars of beetroot, which is tastier than the tinned supermarket variety.

The beetroot leaves taste similar to spinach so we’ll be eating that later in the week.