July 27, 2011

Accidental Root Vegetables

While furiously weeding the garden (trying to make room for some fall crops), I accidentally pulled a few root vegetables. These golden beets look very pretty, but I have no clue if they are ready (or if they are too mature). I've never eaten beets, so I'm not really sure how to tell if they are ready. Any suggestions?

I also pulled this slender little carrot accidentally. I'm not actually sure where it came from because I don't remember planting carrots in that bed. I've had terrible luck growing carrots, so this is the best one I've grown this year! It was very tasty snack with a very carroty flavor.


  1. The beets are ready! You can keep growing them to be larger, but I find that the size pictured is perfect for tender & sweet golden beets. Nice growin!

  2. Those look perfect! Baby beets are the best, but they could be even bigger. I've had the same problem with carrots, only minimal success except with the ridiculously cute round ones.

  3. Those beets definitely look ready. I prefer them on the smaller side.


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