Beet the Ruby Red

28 Dec

Well, it all started here, when these tiny red seeds( the ruby red variety of beetroot) looked very inviting.


I started with a small batch at a time, the cute saplings were thinned .


And the tiny ones, started growing their pretty foliage , brightening the pot.


I added some of the tender leaves into a salad and can I tell you , they were absolutely delicious.

And after a wait of 45 days, there was the bulbous root, all ripe and ready. I ensured that I harvested it tender.


And here it is in a rustic salad:



And the yummy beetroot flavoured yoghurt or simply beetroot raita



I was amazed at the beauty and the taste of the home grown beet. But this website here with its insightful article about the benefits of beet , got me thinking and makes me want to plant more of them.

Do let me know if you liked the post.


4 Responses to “Beet the Ruby Red”

  1. joi2joi December 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    My mistake is growing my beets in a pot that is too shallow; so my beets did not become too bulbous or big. But the leaves are equally delicious in green juices and smoothies.

  2. sushmitha06 December 29, 2013 at 4:07 am #

    Wah ! Lovely Sonia 🙂 It looks so fresh and stimulates to try them out…

  3. Joanne December 29, 2013 at 5:18 am #

    What fabulous beets – another vegie to put on our back deck next spring, lol!

  4. atkokosplace December 31, 2013 at 6:10 am #

    It’s such a wonderful feeling to start something from seed and watch it grow. The little sproutlings were darling! Hahahahaha. I bet it tasted delicious.

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