2013: The Year of the Root Vegetable!

Here at Grow It Eat It, 2013 is now officially the Year of the Root Vegetable!

All year we’ll be celebrating the crops that grow edible parts below the ground.  Some of them, in fact many of them, grow edible parts above the ground too.  But think roots, tubers, rhizomes, corms, bulbs, etc. – we will try to talk about them all!

In the early months of the year, we’ll have a post every week or so about a specific root vegetable.  We’ve already had posts on sweet potatoes and beets.  Keep an eye out for upcoming posts (they will all get a “Year of Root Vegetables” subject label) and feel free to post in comments here or elsewhere about vegetables you want us to write about.

As we get into the growing season, we’ll let you know how various root vegetables are doing in our gardens, and we’d love to hear from you as well.  Please send photos of your root vegetable crops to grow.eat@gmail.com so the GIEI website staff can put together a photo essay of the year.

And (you knew I was going to say this, right?) root for the root vegetable!  Go team!

3 Comments on “2013: The Year of the Root Vegetable!

  1. Hi, Would you post about how to grow

    1) the various common and uncommon root vegetables in the new Roots cookbook. It's called Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes by Diane Morgan.

    2) the Latin American root vegetables in Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America by
    Maricel E. Presilla

    3) the Asian vegetables in Kansha: Celebrating Japan's Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions by
    Elizabeth Andoh

    All of the cookbooks are available in the Maryland Library System.



  2. Root vegetables are becoming ever more popular to grow at home. Growing root vegetables like carrots, radishes and onions, takes a bit of patience and faith.


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