Let’s Celebrate the Year of the Beet! 🎉🎉

Reposted with permission of the National Garden Bureau:


It’s the Year of the Beets!!!

Easy-to-Grow * New Varieties * Good for You

From its humble beginnings around the Mediterranean, the table beet (beta vulgaris) has spread to all continents of the world, although information on Antarctica is surprisingly hard to come by…  Historically, beets have been consumed in many ways:  medicinally in ancient Rome, fresh (both the greens and the roots) in salads, made into soups (think borscht), pickled slices and shreds to name just a few. In some parts of the world, it is a menu staple.

Watch while Gardener, Chef and Story-teller Jonathan Bardzik talks about why beets were chosen as the 2018 Year of the crop, what’s new in Beet varieties and how to cook with your home-grown beets!

Find more Jonathan Bardzik recipes on the Year of the Beet Information Page

Fennel and Strawberry Salad using AAS Winners

Spring is the perfect season for a light, refreshing salad made from strawberries and fennel! Delicious! Chef and story-teller Jonathan Bardzik demonstrates how to grow and cook with award-winning All-America Selections winning varieties in a how-to video including a printable recipe card!

See What’s New for 2018
Click on Individual Photos for More Information
Coneflower Granada Gold
Cushion Bush Bed Head
Sweet Corn Amercian Dream
Tomato Giant Garden Paste
Botanical Interests Recycled Paper Pots
Foodscape Revolution

For more information: Contact Diane Blazek at National Garden Bureau by e-mail

Founded in 1920, the National Garden Bureau is a non-profit organization whose mission is to disseminate basic instructions for backyard gardeners and those who want to garden, that will inspire them to spend more time outdoors, enjoying all nature has to offer.

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