Dale Hodgins wrote: Beets grow well, in the small amount of salt provided by seaweed, and there's lots of micronutrients. I wonder if the small amount of salt, helps with winter hardiness. Could it provide some degree of antifreeze.
Greg Martin wrote:Dale was the garden you were overwintering your swiss chard in Victoria? Was just curious how cold it was where they were surviving. I had some over winter for me once here in zone 5 Maine, but it was an unusually warm winter....more of a zone 6 year.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
That rare event might make a difference to a seed company that is using the crop to grow "foundation seed" for the whole world. But it doesn't matter at all to me as a small scale farmer. I don't care if 5% of my yellow beets end up being red beets.