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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.

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  1. 1. 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...

  2. 2. 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
  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 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
  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 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
  7. 7. 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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  8. 8. 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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  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Tips on Protecting the Garden From Pests

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

  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. How to Grow Parsnips

    Parsnips are a delicious addition to any vegetable garden, but they take care and time to harvest.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  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 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
  15. 15. 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
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