Tag: Beets

Beet (Beta vulgaris)

Beets are also known as Beetroot is the taproot portion of the plant. Usually known in Canada and the US as “beet”.  It is actually from the chard family. Beets have been used for not just eating, but for food coloring and as a medicinal plant.

Beets were domesticated in the ancient Middle East primary for their greens. They were also grown in Ancient Egypt, even wine was made from beets. There are so many types of beets to choose from.


Raw Beetroot is 88% water, 10% Carbs, 2% Protein. It is rich in folate and manganese. In preliminary research, beetroot juice reduced blood pressure in some people. Also a small improvement in endurance for athletes.

basket full of vegetables

Successful Backyard Gardening in Sun and Shade

Successful Backyard Gardening in Sun and Shade. Have you ever wondered if your plants are getting enough sun or shade while growing? I have decided to make things a bit simpler for you. Some plants do better in shade, partial sun, or full sun. So...

Just harvested Beet roots

The Best Way To Grow Beets In Containers

The Best Way To Grow Beets In Containers. I can honestly say I love growing beets every second year because they yield so much at once. I have enough usually to last me two years. So here are my tricks and tips to growing beets in containers...