A couple of years ago we ate self sown beetroot straight out of the grass! I was pretty happy about this! 'Twas proof that our harsh, barren hilltop could be improved in fertility. The start of the Food Forest!!!
So last year the beetroot was left to seed again. I had heaps of little beetroots coming up in the bed they had been in. I was feeling pretty smug!
At first I thought silver beet had seeded in the same place. Then I realised my beetroot was turning into silver beet. I mentioned it to Mum and gave her my theory that they must be from the same family and must have crossed. She tried not to sound mocking as she explained that their names probably indicated that. BEETroot and silver BEET! Oh Yeah!!! Duuuh!!!
Oh well. I'm still a learner gardener. I wonder how many years it will take until I become an expert?!