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Top 20 Root Vegetables Projects

  1. 1. How to Grow Rutabagas

    While less common than other vegetable crops, rutabagas make a wonderful addition to any backyard garden.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. 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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  3. 3. 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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  4. 4. 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.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 5. 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,...

  6. 6. How to Grow Radishes

    Radishes are among the easiest and fastest vegetables to grow, making them a great starter crop for new gardeners.

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

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

  8. 8. Root Vegetables: Potatoes

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

  9. 9. 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.

    Time:
    Month
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 10. How to Grow Beets

    Beets are prized for their sweet and earthy flavor. They are a cool-season crop that matures in about two months.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. 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...

  12. 12. 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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  13. 13. 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,...

  14. 14. 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.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 15. How to Grow Carrots

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

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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