After my digging extravaganza from Thursday to Monday I decided to have a day off and concentrate on home territory. It looks like it is going to rain – and do we need it! – but to be on the safe side I have just been out watering.
To my dismay, the beetroot I planted last year has bolted in the heat. At the same time, a few of the roots look like they can be used. I hope they are not woody – but there are also plenty of leaves, which have a spinach-like taste and which I enjoy eating as much (almost) as the roots.
I have come to the conclusion that beetroot does not like the soil in my garden. Hopefully, it will do better at the allotment….
At least this year I have got more of a crop than in previous years!!
© Helen Butt, May 2014