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Old October 4, 2021   #4
NewWestGardener
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I remember our farms used to grow fields of sugar beets, in northern China not too far from the Russian border, given the short growing seasons there, they still grew to maturity in the fall.
So my impression of sugar beets is that they do not require a long growing season. Or perhaps there are varieties for shorter seasons.
We used to cut the roots into chunks and boiled them for a while, ending with molasses to dip bread in.
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