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It is the season!

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 15/08/2019

It is the season!

Isn’t it amazing how time flies? Here we are in the second half of 2019, with winter nearing its end. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about spring and what you need to do to prepare your veggie garden for the new season. A good place to start would be to clear your beds, add compost and mulch and allow the soil to recuperate a bit. So the question becomes, what can we plant? Fortunately, the warmer seasons offer more possibilities! And why don’t you try varieties that you haven’t planted before? Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? Visit…

How to Make Beet Sugar

Relevance: 86%      Posted on: 28/04/2019

How to Make Beet Sugar

Sugar beets were originally grown to feed livestock and not really fit for human consumption. But you can make your own sugar from them. What is more, use the leftover meat of the beet as a hot or cold mash for your livestock. Waste not, want not! Beet sugar is easy to make, it doesn’t take a long time and you don’t need any special equipment. 1. Scrub your beets to get all dirt and debris off of them. 2. Thinly slice, dice or shred the beets and place them in a pot. 3. Add just enough water to cover…

Beetroot Chioggia

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Beetroot Chioggia

Beta vulgaris var. crassa Chioggia beet is an beautifully coloured, old heirloom beet from Italy that was originally called Barbabietola di Bassano. It is a unique beetroot that has purple and white concentric rings. This beet contains the highest content of geosmin, an organic compound which gives beets their earthy taste and aroma. Also has a very high tolerance to bolting. Approx. 100 seeds

Beetroot Cylindra

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Beetroot Cylindra

Beta vulgaris var crassa The home canners beetroot. Lovely, long, uniform roots. These roots are perfect for getting the most slices out, and produce a high amount of consistent rings, impeccable variety for preserving. Approx. 100 seeds

Beetroot Early Wonder

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Beetroot Early Wonder

Beta vulgaris var crassa A great variety to start your seasons planting with. A quick producer of small to medium sized beetroots that has a superbly sweet taste. We often like to shave these down and use them raw in salads. Approx. 100 seeds

Beetroot Red Fodder

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Beetroot Red Fodder

Beta vulgaris This beetroot was used during the winter months of the 1800’s as animal feed. The dull red beetroots, with their pale white flesh can be dug up when small for household use, as both the roots and the leaves are edible. The roots are deliciously tender when they are harvested very young and the leaves can also be used as Swiss chard while the root is still growing, up to a third of the leaves can be picked without causing damage to the root or plant. Approx. 100 seeds

Beetroot Albino White

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Beetroot Albino White

Beta vulgaris var crassa The sweetest of all beetroot. The white beets are where sugar beets are derived from. These Albino Whites, do not have the classic earthy taste that normal beets have and with its higher sweetness is sure to find a place on your dinner table. Approx. 100 seeds

Beetroot Crimson Globe

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Beetroot Crimson Globe

Beta vulgaris var crassa Crimson Globe is a great, fine fleshed, eating and storage variety. Grows well in most soils. This is an improved version of the very famous Detroit Dark red, with slightly rounder roots. This beetroot performs exceptionally well as a pickler and freezes very well. Approx. 100 seeds

Beetroot Crosby Egyptian

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Beetroot Crosby Egyptian

Beta vulgaris var. crassa One of the earliest of beetroots, lovely, large, flattened roots that have a deep red interior. Developed in German in the late 1800's this beetroot is a favourite table variety. The tops are awesome as well. Approx. 100 seeds

Beetroot Detroit Dark Red

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Beetroot Detroit Dark Red

Beta vulgaris var. crassa Detroit dark red beets are considered one of the most outstanding beet varieties, and for more than a hundred years it served as a standard by which all other beets were judged. It produced well formed, almost round, blood-red 8cm diameter, nutritious roots. Growers regard it as one of the most dependable root crops to grow for taste and keeping quality. It grows well in almost all soil types, is heat and cold tolerant, has a good tolerance to bolting and is resistant to a number of diseases like Cercospora Leaf Spot and common Bean Mosaic…