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I don’t know that anyone grows sugar beets around here and think our sweetener substitutes would be honey and maple syrup. I don’t care to eat beets myself, in fact I detest them, but if I can find a couple plants ready to go I’ll throw them in the garden just to see what happens. In-between time I have set aside a lot of sugar. One of those easy to set aside inexpensive preps. On that note, however much salt you have set aside, get more. It will prove incredibly useful in preserving meats and fish, plus you use it with a lot of canning recipes. Again, easy to set aside and inexpensive.