Baby Beetroot Leaves

At this time of year I’m pulling up the last of my Beetroot. Some of them, however, are not quite big enough to eat.

With these you can plant them up into their own little pot and either place them under a cloche, or in the coldframe. Just nip off the existing leaves and give them a good water. They’ll soon start to sprout and give you baby Beetroot leaves for your salad bowl well into the Winter months.

11 Responses to “Baby Beetroot Leaves”

  1. Carolynon 03 Oct 2011 at 11:53 am

    Oops, I’ve been throwing mine on the compost heap. I’ll know better for next year as I always have a few that don’t make it. Thanks for the tip!

  2. sueon 03 Oct 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Great tip! I usually wash them up well and cook them as is…but I love the idea of giving them a second chance.

  3. juleson 04 Oct 2011 at 7:09 am

    Ah, I’ve also dug all my mini ones up and consigned them to the compost bin… I’ll know for next year now.

  4. Jenon 05 Oct 2011 at 12:00 am

    Wow! Great Idea I never thought about that before.

  5. Helle (Helen)on 06 Oct 2011 at 8:21 am

    Great tip, mine are also minute and I wanted to keep them for leaves sake, only the slugs love them so I had planned to compost them, but now I’ll try the pot thing and hopefully we’ll be eating leaves ourselves soon :-)

  6. deanon 07 Oct 2011 at 9:19 am

    Great post never even thought of using the leaves in a salad
    before thanks for the tip. What do the young leaves taste of ?

  7. Annette Jameson 07 Oct 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Like everyone else, i consigned mine to the compost but it was only yesterday so I’m going to rescue them and see what comes.

  8. Damoon 09 Oct 2011 at 8:50 am

    Good tip I didn’t know you could do that.

  9. Dawnon 09 Oct 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks for this tip. I have a whole bunch of this size and was trying to figure out what to do with them!

  10. Debbieon 11 Oct 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Just in the nick of time, as mine would have joined the compost at the weekend had you not shared this with us. Thank you

  11. Jennyon 12 Oct 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Now that’ a good idea. I never thought of that. I really like those young beet leaves as well. Thanks!