Yeah, this blog is called The Food Librarian.
Doesn't mention my gardening skills.
So, here they are.
How to Grow Golden Beets1. Go to the interwebs. Go to Seed Savers. Pick up a packet of Burpee's Golden Beets.
2. When they arrive, call your dad and ask him about his garden...talk up the fact that golden beets are sweeter than his usual planting of red beets. Um, I guess it would be helpful to mention that your dad should have a backyard garden. That is helpful in this process.
3. Give the seeds to your dad on HIS BIRTHDAY. Didn't you know that the most appropriate gift to give your dad on his 78th birthday is Golden Beet seeds?
4. Have you dad start seedlings in a pot. Check them daily. Keep the birds away. Transplant when ready.
5. Have your dad grow the beets until they are big enough for YOU to drive over and pick them. Yes, YOU have to do some work here! :)
This photo is from April 2010 as the beets were coming up!