By Lee Reich, The Associated Press
Red orbs are rising out of the soil in my garden, demanding to be pulled. I will pull them, but not all at once.
Beets can remain in place for weeks — even months — to come if leaves or straw are thrown over them to insulate them against frigid temperatures.
That’s one nice thing about growing beets: You can eat them fresh for much of the year. A spring planting is ready to start harvesting by early summer, and a summer planting is ready from September on.
Some people say those early plantings must be harvested as soon as the roots are fully swollen or they’ll turn old and…
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