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    Carrots and Color: Best Healthy Varieties to Grow

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    Carrot color is rich in nutrition. Orange is the most familiar carrot color, but there are many colorful carrots: yellow, red, purple, and white. All are healthy eating. All are easy additions to the home garden. The first domesticated carrots—cultivated in Afghanistan more than 1,100 years ago–were white. Breeding over the past 900 years has […] More

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    Beets Growing Calendar and Planting Tips

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    Beets roots can be eaten raw or cooked and added to salads and soups. Beet greens and thinnings can be eaten raw in salads or cooked much like spinach. Beets Planting Calendar The temperature during the 55 to 90 days it takes to grow beets should remain below 65ºF (18ºC). Spring beet crop Sow beet […] More

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    How to Grow Kohlrabi

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    Kohlrabi is grown for its swollen base which is actually the plant’s stem. The globe-shaped base develops above the ground. Kohlrabi is a good choice for gardens that don’t have deep soils. Kohlrabi is a hardy biennial grown as an annual. Both the globe base and leaves can be eaten. Kohlrabi is a hardy biennial […] More

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    How to Grow Turnips

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    Turnips are grown as a root vegetable or for their green leaves, Turnips are a cool-season crop; they grow and taste best when they come to harvest in cool weather. The turnip is a hardy, cool-weather biennial grown as an annual. The turnip has a rosette of bright green leaves growing from a swollen, root-like […] More

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    When to Plant Horseradish

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    Plant horseradish root cuttings as early as 2 to 6 weeks before the last frost in spring. Horseradish grows best in cool soil, about 40° to 75° (4°-24°C). Set horseradish plants in the garden after the last frost. Horseradish is cultivated for its pungent flavor. The root is often added to relishes or used dry […] More

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    How to Grow Radishes

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    The radish is a cool-weather crop. Grow radishes in spring or fall for the best flavor and texture. Radishes Quick Growing Tips Sow radishes in the garden 2 to 3 weeks before the average date of the last frost in spring. Sow succession crops every 2 weeks in spring and in autumn. Radishes require 22 […] More

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    How to Grow Rutabaga

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    Rutabaga is a hardy, cool-weather biennial vegetable grown as an annual. Rutabaga is grown for its large swollen root which has a purple or creamy brown or combination of both skin and yellow or white flesh. It is larger, denser, and sweeter than a turnip. Rutabaga has a rosette of smooth, deeply lobed, deep green […] More

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    How to Grow Potatoes

    How to Grow Potatoes

    Potatoes require a cool but frost-free growing season. Grow potatoes through the summer in cool northern regions. Grow potatoes in fall, winter, and spring in hot summer southern regions. Quick Potato Growing Tips Plant potatoes as early as 4 to 6 weeks before the average last frost in spring or any time after the soil […] More

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    How to Grow Onions

    How to Grow Onions

    Onions can be grown for their green immature stems or they can be grown for their mature bulbs. Onions grown for their green stems are called bunching onions. They are also called green onions, spring onions, and scallions. The terms are often used interchangeably. The stems of most onions that produce bulbs can be harvested […] More

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    How to Grow Carrots

    How to Grow Carrots

    Carrots are among the easiest garden vegetables to grow—and the most bountiful–given the right conditions. Grow carrots in the cool time of the year—spring and autumn. Plant carrots in loose, compost-rich soil free of pebbles, stones, or other obstructions. Carrots Quick Growing Tips Sow carrots in the garden 2 to 3 weeks before the average […] More