Monday, March 4, 2013

Pots for Root Vegetable 3

  If you haven't been reading the last few posts, I bought a new pot for root vegetables only.  Today, I'm trying to convince myself to grow beets.  So far, my mind is set on potatoes, carrots and now beets.  One beneficial value of beets that they are high in fiber and rich in vitamins A and C, beets have more iron than other vegetables, including spinach. And they're rich in calcium, potassium, and phosphorus, as well as folic acid, which helps protect you from heart disease and guards against birth defects.  These are just some of the health benefits beets  provide.  Also, beets are very easy to grow and require very little maintenance as long as you water them once or maybe even twice a week.  

Photo of Beets
          Another reason why I want to grow beets is because of the rainbow colors they produce.  Also, in salads, they are mighty tasty.  They add a nice crisp to you salad or even beets salad purely made of beets and no lettuce!  Also beets are relatively disease and pest free, and even the problems they do have are relatively easy to manage organically.  Also, with beets, you can make a beautiful red dye the young ones just love!

      Beets are just one of many of natures wonders.  Hopefully this post inspired you to grow beets, try a beet salad or do what ever you feel like doing.  Now my mind is set with so many great root vegetables to grow my head is spinning!

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