These two were the perfect size for dinner last night – one tennis ball-sized beetroot each, plus a healthy serving of greens. With butter and salt they were delicious.

I have decided that beets are a much better use of garden space than kohlrabi. Our beets were planted nine to a square and produce roots AND greens, while the kohlrabi are four to a square, and all we will get is the ball. What’s more, they were planted earlier and still aren’t as big as these beets.