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More early crop news

By Penny Stine

I said I'd give an update and here it is (but first the back story.)  I saw the first crocus blooming in my yard in February. I also noticed some sunny spots that are shady in the summertime due to leaves that show up on neighbor's trees. So I wondered if I could plant cold-hardy beets in those sunny spaces. I did and look what I saw today.

I'm pretty sure this is a tiny beet. Well, actually it looks like two tiny beets, which is weird because I made sure to plant only one seed. I read somewhere that beets have a tendency to produce more than one beet from a seed, so thinning is necessary even if you're careful to plant one seed at a time. I also have a few beets coming up in the other plot.

Was it necessary to plant them in February? I don't know. They're getting some nice sunshine right now that they won't get by the end of April thanks to the leaves on the trees. I'll have to hand water them, but hey, I might be picking beets by May.

Cool, huh?

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