Easy = shit

yellow cylindrical beetrootI’m suspicious of these beetroot. They’re yellow cylindrical ones, and they’re growing far, far too well.

Compare with the bog-standard Bolthardy to the left, which were sown on the same day: The yellows are twice the size, maybe more.

You know, of course, what this means?

Yup: They’ll taste vile. Anything easy ALWAYS tastes vile.

10 Responses to “Easy = shit”

  1. Tanya @ Lovely Greens Says:

    You make me laugh Soilman 🙂

  2. altadenahiker Says:

    Hi, Sunshine. “It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood…” Oh, maybe that’s one of those cultural refs that never jumped the pond.

  3. Soilman Says:

    Nope, that doesn’t ring any bells here, AH….

  4. 5olly Says:


  5. Rachael Says:

    May I ask Soilman, when did you sow those? Mine are looking really pathetic in comparison and that’s just the ones that came up.

  6. Soilman Says:

    Got to be honest, Rachael: I don’t remember. But it would have been late April or early May – it was too cold here to sow anything before the end of April. I wouldn’t panic if yours are a bit slow. I had to sow my early carrots THREE times before any germinated, and they’re all still absolutely tiny. Useless. It’s just been so bloody cold this year.

  7. Tanya Walton Says:

    Looks more like a salad leaf then a beetroot…let us know what is underneath once they are harvested!!

  8. Svetla Says:

    or perhaps, it’s not meant for humans?

  9. Soilman Says:

    That is a nagging worry, Svetla. These beets may be animal fodder, not human….

  10. Lajos Says:

    Hmmm that can be the case, anything not red is not good in beetroot in my opinion, I grew Chioggia, the stripy Italian one, and well it wasn’t really edible. My boltardy so small too, just doesn’t want to grow this year…