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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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Top 20 Root Vegetables Projects

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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...

  3. 3. Root Vegetables: Potatoes

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

  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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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  6. 6. 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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  7. 7. 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...

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

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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,...

  11. 11. Tips on Protecting the Garden From Pests

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

  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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,...

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