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1. Beets are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fiber and powerful antioxidants.
2. Cut the greens away from the beets, leaving about 1/4 inch of stems.
3. Beets also make an excellent raised bed crop since soils are generally less compacted and there is less foot traffic.
4. Beets larger than 3 inches in diameter are often fibrous and woody.
5. Beets may be stored in a polyethylene bag in a refrigerator for several weeks.
6. Beets are available year-round, but the best time to buy them is June through October, when they are at their most tender.
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1. Freezing does not improve the quality of beets, it only preserves the quality you begin with.
2. With most varieties, beets larger than 3 inches may become tough and fibrous.
3. Some care must be taken to get the roots oriented vertically so that the beets can develop properly.