Harvest Spotlight: Beets
Beets are loaded with vitamins and minerals and low in calories and fat. Beets have many health benefits like helping blood pressure, improving athletic performance, and fighting inflammation.
How to Harvest
To harvest beets, you firmly grasp the leaves where they meet with the beet, then pull the beet out of the ground. Another way to harvest is digging. You can dig around the beet then lift them from the ground.
When harvested, the entire plant is edible, from the tips of its leaves, down to its long pointed root.
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