Frozen beets

Asked November 24, 2018, 2:19 PM EST

My beets are still in the ground. Can I thaw them and then pickle them

Crow Wing County Minnesota

1 Response

Beets can tolerate a fair amount of cold. Your beets may be ok if not yet frozen. Depends on overall temperatures you have had so far, soil temp and overall conditions in the area where your beets are (if any microclimates in your garden). See links below for information about beets as well as soil temperatures throughout the state. The second link provides information for detecting freeze damage on beets. https://extension.illinois.edu/veggies/beet.cfm https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/freeze_damage_in_fall_vegetables_identifying_and_preventing http://igrow.org/gardens/gardening/preparing-your-vegetables-for-frost-or-freezing/ https://app.gisdata.mn.gov/mda-soiltemp/