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Carrots, a great way to extend the gardening season

Extending the season for harvesting fresh vegetables from your garden is a great way to provide fresh produce for the table.  Erica recently wrote about harvesting fresh leeks and I’ve recently written about extending the season for broccoli and kale…

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When does a root vegetable slip through the cracks?

When it’s a leek. *crickets chirp*  Okay, not a great joke.  But seriously, do we include leeks in our Year of the Root Vegetable?  They do belong to the onion family, many of which have bulbs that we consume and…

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Carrots (Daucus carota) for container gardening

I have never grown carrots but I am now. Most of what I am about to write is from research.  My focus is growing carrots in containers for those of us with limited space. But my fellow MG will be…

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Turnips for The Year of the Root Crop (And Beyond)

First, the confession: I didn’t grow them, but I’m eating them like crazy. I get turnips (and carrots and more) from our friend, Theresa Mycek, the grower/manager of Colchester CSA, who lives just down the road and grows a fabulous…

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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…

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Beets, A Great Twofer Vegetable

What a great way to transition from the year of the leafy greens to the year of the root vegetable but to start the year off with a twofer vegetable like beets.  When growing beets, you get tasty greens which…

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Sweet Potatoes

I love growing Sweet Potatoes! All things considered, they are a fairly easy crop to grow. At the end of May, you just stick some little plants, called slips, into the ground and at the end of the season you…

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