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Beetroot greens galore

Have you ever thought about how fabulous beetroot is?

The whole vegetable is edible, from its greens to its root.

But do you know that beet tops can be replanted?

In fact, when you harvest your beetroot, simply cut its top off. Remove it where the greens stem from, about 2 inches from the base.

Replant the top in a well-draining container, or in the ground. Make sure you cover the beet top but leave its crown sticking out of the soil. Water the beet daily and watch the magic happen in about 10 days. At that point, snip off the greens with scissors and let the cycle begin again.

Enjoy for as long as the little guy keeps producing!

 

Michelle Calcatelli

Michelle Calcatelli

Planter-in-Chief

Hi there! My name is Michelle. I’m an American living in Italy, mom of two girls, a lover of travel, music and good food shared with loved ones. I am a freelance grant writer and a former agricultural development practitioner, having worked mostly in rural Africa for 18 years. I look forward to creating a space here – with your help – where we can exchange dreams, ideas and kindness to start shaping a better tomorrow.

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