Beets are a root vegetable that grow best in cool seasons. They don't take very long to mature in most cases. The choice of variety is the primary factor in how long it takes to grow beets. You can extend the harvest season by overwintering.
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The lush green foliage of potato plants Solanum tuberosum gives little indication of what's going on below ground. The plant could look large and healthy, but the potatoes themselves may only be small and immature. If you harvest your potatoes too early, you can miss out on a heavy crop, but if you wait too long, they could be damaged by frost. To pick the best time for digging potatoes, watch what's happening with the foliage.
To harvest or not to harvest: that is the question! Every year there comes a point where you have to accept the fact that summer is over and with it, the tomato-growing season and that the tomatoes growing on your plants need to be harvested. Just when that is the case varies from year to year and from region to region. It comes earliest in cold climates and much later in warm ones.