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Finally! I’ve had success with growing beetroot. And what a gorgeous sight this Chioggia beetroot is. Fairly made my day as I cut it in half.

And it looks pretty impressive cut widthways too. I do love beetroot just boiled, but with all this hot weather, I’m taken back to last summer when I whipped up Hugh Fearnly Whittngstall’s beetroot and chocolate ice cream. I’ll save a couple of these rosy roots for decorating salads, but the ice cream memory keeps on popping up in my head, so I’m off to the shops to buy the chocolate and cream parts of the ingredients right now….

P.s. Still time to sow some beetroot seeds. Chioggia available from Sarah Raven and Chiltern seeds.

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