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How to Grow Carrots

Carrots are nutritious and delicious, making them one of the most popular homegrown vegetables.

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Top 20 Root Vegetables Projects

  1. 1. Root Vegetables: Turnips, Rutabagas and Radishes

    With dozens of root vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointment,...

  2. 2. Planning Your Crops

    When faced with a vast choice of vegetables and only a small garden to plant them in, it is difficult to decide what to grow. Plan how ...

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  3. 3. Growing Root Crops

    Most root crops need to be sown outdoors and kept free of weeds to do well. With carefully selected varieties and successional sowing, ...

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  4. 4. How to Grow Hamburg Parsley

    Though it looks and tastes like flat-leaf parsley above ground, Hamburg parsley also grows a thick edible root similar to a parsnip.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. Tips on Protecting the Garden From Pests

    Keep critters away from your growing carrots with these simple yet effective tactics from DIY Network.

  6. 6. How to Grow Horseradish

    Horseradish is a hardy perennial beloved for its spicy flavored roots. Plant this once for a continual harvest for years to come.

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    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. How to Plant and Grow Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet potatoes come in two forms: vining and bush varieties. Both types thrive in the hot summer sun and are relatively easy to grow.

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    Month
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. How to Grow Potatoes in a Trash Bag

    Growing potatoes in a plastic bag is a fun way to get children interested in gardening. And it is an almost foolproof way to grow potat...

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. Root Vegetables: Carrots, Beets, Parsnips

    With dozens of root vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointment,...

  10. 10. How to Fight Sweet Potato ‘Wilt’ and Other Diseases

    Though sweet potatoes are vulnerable to several diseases and a number of pest predators, keeping them safe and healthy isn't hard. Just...

  11. 11. How to Grow Potatoes

    Potatoes come in various shapes, sizes and colors. By growing your own, you can guarantee a bumper crop of colorful and nutritious spud...

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  12. 12. How to Grow Jerusalem Artichokes

    Jerusalem artichokes are members of the sunflower family that are grown for their edible tubers, which taste similar to artichokes.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. Growing First Early Potatoes

    Potatoes are easy to grow and usually ready to harvest after they have flowered. At 10-12 weeks, pull some soil aside to check if tuber...

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  14. 14. Root Vegetables: Potatoes

    With dozens of root vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointment,...

  15. 15. How To Plant Vegetables for Sun

    These expert tips can help make container gardening easy and provide some eye-catching vegetables in your landscape.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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