If you harvest alternate beets when they have reached the size of golf balls, GG Beetroot Solistnot only will you have early ‘baby’ beets, you will also allow the rest of the crop space to develop into larger, mature beets and so extend your cropping season.

When harvesting, twist the beetroot leaves off rather than cutting them. This will prevent the colour bleeding from them as this can easily stain both skin and clothes.

The young leaves of the pant are alsoi edible and can be cooked like spinach.