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Oct 4, 2018

 Beets have gotten a bad rep over the years as being strange red things on salad bars. But they don’t have to be, and growing beets at home is easy and fun!

Available in multiple colors including a naturally-occurring striped version, beets are vitamin-packed. Full of healthy potassium, manganese, folate and vitamin B2, they’re low-calorie. And they’re delicious.

We’ve all heard the horror stories about beets staining things, and they’re true. Red beets have long been used as a form of dye. But not all beets have the classic red-purple coloring, and many are stain-free!

Learn More: Growing Beets: A Bounty Of Root Crops For Fall & Spring

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