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 Comments on “Baby Beetroot Leaves

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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 :-)

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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

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