Kellie's back as a special co-host for this last episode of the 2019 season, and it's all about growing, harvesting and cooking with beets!
SHOW NOTES and TERMS:
Garden Beets / Beta vulgaris
Part of the plant you eat: root and leaves
Days to maturity: ~ 60
How to plant: We recommend direct sowing beets. Overseed and thin down to 1 plant every 3-4 inches.
Ideal germination temp: 77 degrees F, but will germinate in the range of 50 degrees to 80 degrees F. Seed will germinate around 3x faster in the warmer end of the germination range.
Hardiness: Young plants can tolerate frost, but roots of large plants will start to rot when exposed to freezing temperatures.
Fertilize: Fertilize at planting and around 3 weeks after they emerge, or at thinning. Use 1/4 c of balanced fertilizer per row foot or liquid fertilizer.
Also mentioned in this episode: Salad Burnett
More resources on growing beets:
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More about this weeks guest expert:
KELLIE PHELAN is a self-proclaimed gardening nerd and has a deep passion for knowing where our food comes from, how it’s grown, and what we put into our bodies. She loves to share her knowledge and passion with others, and co-hosted over 50 episodes of the Encyclopedia Botanica podcast! When Kellie’s not busy running The Works or in her garden, she enjoys spending time with her partner Matt and new twin babes Ace & Pepper.
About the Host:
Hello, I’m Hilary Dahl. Outside of this podcast, my job is to help beginning and experienced growers create beautiful and productive gardens. I have the unique experience of working in on a wide range of projects, from small backyard garden plots to multi-acre vegetable farms. I also work in my own garden every day when I get home. This podcast is an opportunity to discuss seasonal garden topics and share the the joy of growing your own food.