Beet greens - Knowledgebase Question

Antioch, TN
Question by tglynn8729
May 29, 2000
If I cut the greens (tops) off my beets will the beets continue to grow?

Answer from NGA
May 29, 2000


You can harvest some of the greens, but you always need to leave some leaves to produce sugars for the plant and feed the roots. Don't harvest more than a third of the leaves at one time. After harvesting, new leaves will usually sprout from the center of the beet. If you really love beet greens, you might consider growing Swiss chard, which is a beet that was developed only for its large, delicious greens - it doesn't produce a beetroot.
Good luck!

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