In this episode I discuss growing root crops from seed and why I love this particular group of plants so much!
Its that time of the year…time to start planting root crops. And I could not be happier. I love root crops because of their durability, versatility, longevity and did I mention they taste good?
I talk about root crops that can be grown from seeds. That means I left out potatoes and garlic which are grown from division. I also don’t talk about the strange root crops like oca and sunchokes.
So what do I talk about? How to grow beets, carrots, onions, turnips and a few others from seed successfully. What parts are not only edible but delicious (this is where beets really shine!). I also talk about what varieties of each I grow and why. And of course, I talk a little history and science as well.
I’ve also added a listener feedback and questions section at the end. Learn about a unique method of starting seeds outdoors in winter. Also listen in to find out why I have to backpedal on my hate of using raised beds for every situation.