Beet Greens – Prune or Harvest?

Q.  How about getting beet greens.  Can you trim off a leaf or two from each beet plant, like you do swiss chard? This would leave the root to continue growing.

A.  Many people like beet greens more than the beet itself, and harvest the plants when the root is small and the leaves are tender.

However, if you want to continue growing the root you can take off one or two leaves at a time.

Jim Kennard