Planting WAY more for 2022, so get the balsamic and goat cheese ready! Fun Facts: - When harvested, the entirety of the plant is edible, from the tips of its leaves, down to its long pointed root. - In ancient times, the root part was not used for cooking but instead as a medicine for treating painful disorders at that time, like headaches and toothaches. - The biggest beet in the world was grown by a Dutchman. It weighed over 156 pounds.