The carrots (up top) are a bit patchy and sparse, but the beets are the best I’ve ever had, by far. Up until now I have tried beets all 4 years. One year I had them looking ALMOST this good, but they didn’t form roots for me. The other 3 times they didn’t even get this far along.
This year I took extra time preparing the bed. I dug it very deeply and added generous amounts of what the soil was lacking. I still don’t know if I’ll get beets or not, but let’s say I have my hopes up now.