My seed starting setup left just enough room to add one planter to the windowsill. Instead of a house plant I decided to continue with the indoor vegetable gardening experiment. Last time I grew radishes, this time it's beets, Detroit Dark Red.
Their coloring was absolutely gorgeous, lying somewhere between maroon and magenta.
Seeds were courtesy of fellow NYC garden blogger, gardening in the boroughs of nyc, thanks again Mimi!
These took longer to mature than outdoor grown ones, 80 days instead of 60, but the outcome is the same so I'm happy. I'll try carrots next, or maybe turnips.
Beets (Detroit Dark Red): 7.0 ounces
Running Weight Total 2011: 9.5 ounces
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