Beetroot Seeds

While most gardeners grow beetroot for pickling, it also makes an excellent addition to a meal served hot. The leaves can be harvested as 'cut and come again crops', a few from each plant and treated like spinach, which adds to its versatility. Some believe the long-rooted types, which store particularly well, have a better flavour than the ball-rooted ones. White and yellow varieties certainly have a wonderfully different flavour, with all the sweetness but without the classic earthy taste of red types.