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    Welcome! Your allotment looks awesome... also you might find you like homegrown beetroot which tastes entirely different to that terrible pickled stuff in plastic... quartered & roasted in olive oil with sea salt. Also the tops are divine fried or in bubble & squeak!
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    Welcome PM. Allotment looks great, I shall be watching your progress with a jealous eye.
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    Thanks for the welcome everyone.

    Maybe I will give beets a chance
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    All we are saying .........is Give Peas a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PepperMonster View Post

    Maybe I will give beets a chance
    Welcome. First time allotmenteer for me last year. Beetroot (boltardy) was one of the best crops I grew. Up at the top along with french beans (ferrari and borlotti) and butternut squash(butterfly). All relatively easy to grow and delicious.
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    OK. Maybe I've been harsh on beetroot. But I've tried it so many different ways and it just taste horrible to me! I'm still happy to grow it for my nan even though I won't eat it. I enjoy growing tomatoes very much but I cant eat them...but as long as the plant is interesting or attractive that's fine. Other people are always there to eat it...

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    Have you tried it freshly pulled from the soil, and shreded raw, or steamed or microwaved all in a matter of minutes after picking?
    We're not talking about beetroot in jars or vacuum packed - but the real beets, the ones you sowed and nurtured, and maybe named, and talked to each time you visited the plot.
    There's a world of difference.
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    I've tried it as fresh baby beetroot in salad, roasted and glazed, in cheese toasties, in gratin, in homemade borscht....aaaand it just tastes like mud to me. Makes me sad because it looks so nice.
    I'll try it again once I've grown it but I have willing recipients should I still not be able to stomach it ; )

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