Yeah, I told you I would keep you posted. I totally didn’t eat the over-wintered beets. I was worried that something might be wrong with them. I probably should have. I’ll bet they were fine. So, sorry about that. I will stick to trying to eat all the beets in the season in which they were grown for now. Or taking them to the local food bank.
On another note, I did venture out to the community church garden where we had over-wintered some carrots (planted in the fall, covered, and harvested the next spring) and I pulled one up. I did eat that and it was really good. Super sweet. And just as crispy as if I had grabbed it out of the ground in August. It did have a few extra of those little hairy things that carrots get, little tiny roots I guess, but they peeled right off. So over-wintered carrots are a yes. Over-wintered beets? Still no idea.