Its officially beet time. These are just a few of the Detroit red beets that are ready to be picked. I forgot to thin them out this year so it beets on top of beets, but all is good.
|Huge beet bigger than a grapefruit!|
That last picture was from last year and I am going to try and not let them get that big. They still taste great but what do you do with a 8lbs beet?
I just planted a half row this year since the hubby doesn't like them. I think it will be more manageable and I wont end up with the name Mrs.Beets
The majority of the beets I am going to use to make Borscht like a good Ukrainian girl should. I use an old family recipe that was handed down to me from my grandmother. Since her stroke 3 years ago she has had to give up her garden and cooking all together. So when I make borscht I feel like I am carrying on the family tradition.