This year we have enjoyed our best ever crop of beetroot, some of which weigh one kilo but are still deliciously tender. We have grown three varieties, a standard red beetroot called Bolivar globe, a yellow beetroot called Golden Detroit, and a pink-and-white striped beetroot called Chioggia. Today we picked half a tonne of the standard beetroot and stored them for winter in a sand-box in one of the outbuildings. This took 900kg of sand at a cost of £30.
200kg of beetroot fresh from the field.
The first layer of beetroot lain on a layer of sand.
Sarah and Sophie adding sand between the layers of beetroot.
Both boxes filled and covered with a rodent-proof frost-proof lid.