Beets, blossom and bees!
Now is the time for harvesting beetroot, walking through the almond blossom and hanging out with the bees who pollinate the flowers while feeding from their sweet nectar. We have various patches of beetroot in the gardens planted at different times to ensure an extended harvest. During cold spells its growth slows right down, but after a nice warm period we harvested 10kg from one row in the Patch. We ate some fresh, grated into salads, some cooked and some preserved in jars for eating when we have none to harvest. Beetroot is a great crop to grow as it can grow in partial shade and does not need lots of water or nutrients, you can also eat the leaves like chard or spinach.