That's me this very morning harvesting a very nice beetroot specimen in 'Portugal' my plastic polytunnel pal.
I sowed them and planted them in a polystyrene welder packing case. They've had no chemicals just chicken pellets and some of my cow poo and nettles garden tea.
Like the great comedian Frank Carson would say: " It's a cracker!"
Like the majority of our vegetables, beetroot originate in the middle east and are said to be a seaside plant. They like a sprinkle of salt when they are growing and it also helps keeps the slugs and snails away.
Beetroot is very popular in Russia and central and Eastern Europe. Beetroot is very good for cleansing the blood too.
The beetroot is now boiling away in a big pan with it's leaves still intact. Brotherhood of Man recorded the following b side to the Eurovision song contest, honest!
"Beetroots for tea. Save your beetroots for me... "