Common root crops such as carrots, radishes, turnips and beets. Also some less-common varieties like parsnips, oyster plant, rutabagas and tubers such as potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes.
Carrots (1)Daucus carota is a biennial plant. In the first year, its rosette of leaves produces large amounts of sugars, which are stored in the taproot to provide energy for the plant to flower in the second year.
Radishes (2)Easy to grow and ready to harvest in just 3 to 6 weeks. Make plantings of cool-season spring radishes every week or two for a continuous harvest until hot weather hits. Don’t forget winter varieties that produce large, fall-harvested roots.