Exactly the reason I grow beet. It’s an insurance against the unreliability of swedes and stubble turnips. Beet saved me in 2012, last year, and i’ll Be glad of it this year too.It’s hard to grow swedes like an arable crop anymore, one pre emergence for weeds and that’s all you can do about them. Found a mix of swedes and beet here seems to work well, treat the beet as an insurance policy for the swedes and then on a good year can always sell the beet
I’m considering dropping swedes tbh, but I don’t think beet would do very well under Glastir management, whereas swedes sometimes do.