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I was just thinking this morning that I hadn't seen any this year so far.
Yes Nut they do fly off and fairly quickly too - more food for birds and bats.
Raining heavily here so won't see any for a day or two.
Let us know how you get on then - good luck.
What a great idea Gina. I have just looked up how to make them and will wait till I have very large beets. Have you ever made them to pass on tips?
Fling the seed about now Shutterfly where you would like new plants. Tiny seedlings are already showing around the foxgloves in my garden.
Glad I'm not the only dipstick Snowathlete - it does terrify me, but use it as it cuts down tremendously on the beetroot cooking time.
Pansy - I did have an accident once with Hissing Sid and had beetroot juice shoot up to the ceiling and down the walls. The cats are a bit wary too when the hissing starts. My Mum used to cook everything in it, but mine only comes out for the beetroot. I don't eat meat but I remember Mum cooking cheaper cuts of meat in it for Dad. I like the idea of using it for marmalade though so will look into that in February.
Does anyone else use a pressure cooker to cook their beetroot? Mine comes out once a year to do the job and is known as 'hissing sid'. Then pickled in Kilner jars to keep us going during the year. I do like a bit of unpickled though.
My front lawn is packed with it, much to the horror of my very fussy next door neighbour.
It looks just like one that a cleaning lady gave me thirty odd years ago. It has never been a problem and just stays in the place where I first planted it - very well behaved.
Mine are about 5ft, tasseled and showing a few cobs, but the mini pop are showing no sign of tassels even though they are nearly 5ft tall. Never grown mini pop before. Is anyone else?