Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:06
Same as fleurisa. I also just ordered some sugar beet, I haven't looked it up yet if I can plant in to the old potato beds, but if I can that'll be in there too. I have so many spuds this year, I went a bit over board!
Ut - oh, do you know something I don't?
I just thought it would be fun to try them out.
Well, I grew up on a farm where we grew acres and acres of sugar beet which was then processed at a 'sugar beet factory' to make Silver Spoon sugar - they're really not very pleasant to eat - imagine sugar sprinkled on a potato -
You can eat the young leaves as spinach, but Spinach beet is much better.
Anyway, sugar beet is sown in the spring - it doesn't over-winter well.