I haven't had any pickled beets since I was a kid, but can certainly make it without them, just fine. That squash, and maybe even a little cucumber might be harvested today. Hmph! Psst! Hey granny....I've got tiny green beans forming! Yay me! (and my squash) Ha!
The beets and onions look YUM! The garden produce pace is certainly picking up now. What variety is the larger bulbed onions? They look particularly nice.
I love those onions. I keep wanting to pick mine, but I've refused to do it so far. I want to have them all grow up and be big. I ought to plant enough that I can pull them up green. Green onions are great.
EG, we love pickled beets! Although the recipe I put in my blog last year was a bit vinegary for me, so I'm going to find a different recipe today. I have a ton of blossoms on my green and purple beans, but no babies yet. I did notice I have a LOT of baby tomatoes. I thought I just had five, but I'll bet there are ten times that many! One pot of cucumbers is full of blossoms, but no squash blossoms yet. I can see them forming, though. My pumpkins are going to overrun the north garden!
KitsapFG, the larger ones are just plain yellow onions that were grown from sets.
Daphne, I get gorgeous big onions at a nearby farm market, at a good price, so I don't worry about using mine up as green onions. Same with potatoes...I can use mine as baby ones and buy fresh large ones at the market. My onions really took a beating in the windstorm we had last week, and most have bent in half, so I might as well be using them.
Such a bountiful harvest!!! I've never had pickled beets before, I'm curious as to how they taste :)
Cynthia, they taste sweet and tangy, not a bit like beets. You can make them with canned beets, too.
Now that is a serious harvest! The beets and onions look great. My beets look down right pitiful. The early red's are almost leafless due to leaf miner and the chioggia leafs are looking pretty good but they seem to be just sitting there.
Dan, I went out and harvested more stuff after I blogged. I'm beginning to feel like I have a "real" garden now! I haven't tried my Chiogga beets yet, it will probably be another couple of weeks before they are ready.
The chioggia beets are very tender and sweet. They are even good raw.
I'm looking forward to trying them, Dan. Sounds like they would be good oven roasted.