A Heavy Soil Hero: How to Grow Danvers Carrots

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A bright orange heirloom, the ‘Danvers’ carrot is great for gardeners with heavy soil. Plant it in the spring and again in fall for an easy-pull storage crop. You can’t beat that homegrown carrot taste, and ‘Danvers’ produces high yields – even in areas with clay soil and shorter growing seasons. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes)

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In spite of the name, no, this isn’t really an artichoke! Instead, sunchokes are a close relative of the sunflower, and the plant looks quite a bit like it, too. Read on for all you need to know about this bright, tasty, and easy-to-grow flower, plus some tips for mastering the preparation of these delicious tubers the French way, and even its potential health benefits. Check it out on Gardener’s Path now!

25 of the Best Radish Varieties for Your Veggie Garden

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Selecting the best radishes to grow in your garden is as fun as eating them, whether fresh, roasted, or pickled. The choices include red, round heirlooms, daikon types, and a few in rainbow colors and unusual shapes. Certain hybrids can even beat the heat. Discover 25 of the top radish varieties in this guide.

Health Benefits of Beets

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Hunting for a root vegetable teeming with health benefits? Look no further than the beet. This earthy vegetable contains several key nutrients that are vital to our health. With a plethora of cultivars to choose from, you’ll be eager to add them to your garden. Read on to learn about what this veggie has to offer.

What Causes Turnips to Crack or Rot?

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You fertilized, watered, and fussed over your turnips for weeks, and it’s time to pull them from the ground. But instead of perfectly-shaped roots, you find cracked, split, or rotten ones instead. What went wrong? What could you have done differently? Read on to learn what causes these issues and how to prevent them.

Health Benefits of Parsnips

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Root vegetables bring a touch of earthy sweetness to meals, and the parsnip is no exception. Plus, this nutritious veggie offers several potential health benefits! If you’re looking for a sign to plant more root veggies in your garden, this is it. Learn more about the nutrition that parsnips have to offer.

How to Cure and Store Garlic from the Garden

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Garlic is a kitchen must-have. And you can enjoy the rich flavor of your own harvest year-round with one, or all, of our storage methods. Use a traditional braid to hang bulbs from the rafters, or try them dehydrated, frozen, or even pickled. Find out how to cure and store garlic from the garden now. Read more.

How to Plant and Grow Beets

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If you’re planting for spring or fall, don’t forget to put beets on your list! From ruby-red to gold and even white varieties – and even sweeter, less beety tasting types – learn how to grow, harvest, cook, and even get healthy with these colorful roots right here at Gardener’s Path.

How to Identify, Prevent, and Treat Common Beet Diseases

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Dealing with beet diseases is frustrating, and some of them can destroy your harvest. From bacteria to viruses, there are lots of potential pathogens you may face. With the right knowledge, you can tackle most problems before they get out of hand. Read more now to learn how to identify and tackle your garden woes.

13 Common Beet Pests: Identification, Control Tips, and Prevention

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Beet pests can completely derail your harvest. From maggots that chew up the roots to miners that tunnel through leaves, there are plenty of bugs to watch out for that can quickly destroy a healthy plant. This article will arm you with the knowledge you need to identify and eradicate the most common beet foes.

When and How to Harvest Shallots

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If you are growing shallots in your garden, you might be feeling a bit confused about how and when to pick the delicious bulbs. Do you pull them up when the tops turn yellow, or does something else have to happen too? Discover when and how to harvest shallots in this guide, plus some bonus recipe ideas! Read more now.

Troubleshooting Deformed Beets and Reasons Why Beets Are Too Small

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There’s nothing worse than nurturing your beets all season long, only to discover at harvest time that they’re too small or totally deformed. This article will help you understand why your beets aren’t picture-perfect, and what to do about it to avoid this devastating problem next time you try growing beets.

Top 17 Beet Varieties to Plant This Season

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Do you want to plant some new beet varieties in your garden? Delicious and nutritious, there are many different cultivars available in different shapes and colors from the popular ruby-red roots to golden, striped, and white types. Check out our roundup of 17 top picks and choose your favorite. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Shallots

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Shallots are a type of onion that has a sweet, mild flavor beloved of fine-dining chefs that can be difficult to find in the grocery store. Why not try growing your own? Discover how to plant and grow gourmet shallots in your garden now with this guide. Plus, we’ll share our favorite recipe ideas! Read more now.

Are Ornamental Sweet Potatoes Edible?

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Ornamental sweet potatoes provide elegant coverage with their vibrant vines, and this special plant is typically used as a decorative addition both indoors and out. But with “sweet potato” in the name, you have to wonder – can you eat them too? Read on to learn if they’re just as tasty as they are beautiful.

How to Identify and Control Garlic Pests

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Garlic’s pungent smell repels many pests, but there are a few bugs out there that love to prey on garlic. If you want to know what they are and how to fight them, this article will reveal the top five bugs that plague garlic. Plus, you’ll learn what you need to know to keep your garlic healthy. Read more now.

9 of the Best Companion Plants to Grow with Garlic

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Garlic boasts a deliciously pungent smell and makes an excellent repellent of pests and even fungi. While there’s a short list of plants not to grow alongside garlic, the list of plants that thrive next to garlic is longer. We narrow down the nine best options for you to companion plant with garlic. Read more now.

The Three Ways to Propagate Garlic

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If you love garlic and want to grow your own, you’ll need to know how to propagate it. Learn about the three different methods of propagating garlic – from cloves, bulbils, or from seed. Discover the pros and cons of each method and you’ll be on your way to an aromatic garlic garden in no time. Read more now.

How to Harvest and Store Carrot Seeds

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Saving seeds from your homegrown carrots now can ensure a bounty of garden vegetables in future seasons. If left to flower, each plant produces over a thousand seeds, so saving them is a no-brainer in terms of cheap food production. Learn how to harvest and store your own carrot seeds with this guide. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Garlic in Containers

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If you love the aromatic flavor of garlic in your cooking, why not try growing it at home in containers? Planting in pots saves space in your garden and gives you a head start on the long growing season. With our tips, you’ll be enjoying your own homegrown harvest of deliciousness. Learn how to grow garlic in containers now.

Harvest Time: How and When to Pick Carrots

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When’s the best time to harvest homegrown carrots, and what’s the best way to do it? Harvesting carrots involves following several important steps – and making sure to pick these vegetables at just the right moment, for the sweetest crop. To learn everything you need to know about harvesting carrots, read more now.

Tips for Growing Carrots Indoors

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If you love the taste of homegrown carrots but haven’t had much success with them in your garden, why not try growing them indoors? An indoor garden can provide you with a year-round harvest of fresh, sweet, and tasty roots – and it’s easy when you know how to grow them successfully. Read more now to get our tips.

How to Grow Beets in Containers

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Growing beets in containers both indoors and out can be a fun, delicious project for you and the kids to do year-round. Planting beets in pots allows you to provide exactly the right growing conditions this tasty root needs for a healthy, hearty harvest. You don’t want to miss our step-by-step guide! Read more now.

How to Grow Carrots in Containers

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Short on garden space but still want to enjoy the taste of sweet, crunchy homegrown carrots? With a container, some soil, and a packet of seeds, you can grow these flavorful root vegetables on a sunny balcony, patio, or even a front step. Learn how to plant and grow carrots in containers. Get the growing guide now.

How to Plant and Grow Garlic in Your Veggie Patch

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Garlic is one of the best loved and most often used kitchen ingredients. Widely appreciated for its many health benefits, it’s a workhorse in the garden too, acting as a natural pesticide and keeping other plants healthy. Keep reading for all the information you need to plant and grow garlic in your garden.

How to Harvest Turnips

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Think it might be time to harvest your turnip crop, but you’re not quite sure of how to proceed? Luckily, harvesting turnips is easy with a little gardening know-how. Read more now to learn how and when to harvest homegrown turnip roots and greens, plus the best storage practices and some bonus recipe ideas.

How to Store Carrots In the Ground

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When it’s time to harvest your crops, have you ever wondered what to do with an overabundance of root vegetables? What if your homegrown carrots could be left in the soil for the winter? Leaving carrots in the ground is a great way to keep them fresh during the winter months – given the right conditions. Read more now.

How to Harvest Beets

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Juicy, vibrant, and packed with nutrients, beets are one crop that’s worth growing in abundance in your garden. Luckily, harvesting this delicious root is easy and options for preservation are almost endless. Read more now for tips and tricks on how to harvest and store beets, plus some fun recipe ideas to try.

How to Grow Carrots in the Garden

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Carrots may be the ultimate health food. The only way to make them healthier and more delicious is to grow them yourself! Add these beauties to the vegetable patch, and you can enjoy them in all the shades of the rainbow. And you’ll get the freshest root vegetables you’ve ever tasted. Keep reading to learn more.

11 of the Best Potato Varieties to Grow at Home

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Whether you prefer them roasted, mashed, baked, or fried, everybody loves a good spud. If you’re thinking about growing your own potatoes at home, check out our roundup of the best varieties. With all of the amazing types on offer, you’re sure to find this roundup very appealing! Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Daikon: Add Some Zing to Your Garden

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If you’re looking to add some zing to your fall garden, look no further than the daikon radish. With white roots that can weigh over a pound, these large radishes are low maintenance and easy to grow. While they are widely grown and used in parts of Asia, they can be grown elsewhere. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Turnips for Roots and Greens

Looking for a versatile, nutritious, and easy to grow cole crop to plant in your garden this season? There is a reason that the turnip has been a staple of the human diet for centuries! Learn more about how to grow and care for this historic crop right here on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow Rutabagas: A Cool-Weather Crop Perfect for Fall

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Do you love potatoes and carrots? Want to try growing something new in your garden this year? It’s time to add rutabaga to your list. This under-represented root vegetable is nutritious, delicious, and an excellent choice for long term storage. Best of all, it’s easy to grow your own. Read more now!

When and How to Harvest Homegrown Potatoes

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Homegrown potatoes are delicious to eat, simple to plant, and easy to grow and store for several months once they’re out of the ground. Gardener’s Path shows you how to harvest and care for your spuds with this simple guide, including photos, long-term storage tips, and recipe recommendations.

13 of the Best Carrot Varieties to Grow at Home

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Carrots – whether roasted, raw, tossed up in a stir fry, cooked in a cake, or used to create a snowman’s nose, everyone loves this popular and versatile veggie. From your standard orange variety, to purple and even rainbow carrots, read on to find out about the best varieties to grow at home now!

How to Plant and Grow Ginger in Your Home Garden

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Ginger is a wonderful herb, but those who want to grow it run into a dilemma: it’s a tropical plant! Can you grow it in colder climates, even throughout winter, for culinary use? Read on, and you’ll find that it’s not so hard – with the right techniques, this can be a tasty and rewarding pastime.

Planting Parsnips: One Taste and You’ll Want to Grow Your Own

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Hardy parsnips, a root crop similar to carrots, can be harvested throughout fall and winter. Slightly sweet and rich in flavor, they’ll liven up soups, stews, and casseroles. To find out everything you need to know to grow this delicious but underutilized vegetable in your garden, read more now on Gardener’s Path.

The Ultimate Potato Growing Guide

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Potatoes can be a tricky crop to grow. You can’t see what’s going on below the soil, so you need to confidence that what you’re doing is working. You can erase your doubt and hesitation after reading our expert potato growing guide. Read all about how it is done here on the Gardener’s Path, and you’ll be a spud master!

Grow a Super Food in Your Own Backyard: Cultivating Tuberous Turmeric

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Grow turmeric, a spice that dates to ancient India. Prized for its tangy flavor, golden color, and healthful benefits, today’s chefs and herbalists use it in dry, fresh, paste, or pill form for exotic dishes and the relief of inflammatory and digestive complaints. Learn how easy it is to cultivate now!

Radishes: Peppery, Piquant, and Easy to Grow

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Radishes have a unique taste with outstanding crunch. Quick to mature, the taproots are a garden staple for salads – but all parts are edible, and delicious! Get all the info you need on how to grow and enjoy these early spring veggies right here on Gardener’s Path.

How to Plant and Grow Bulb Onions

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If you love the savory taste of onions in your cooking and want to be able to grow some at home, follow this step by step guide to proper seeding, cultivation, and maintenance to produce a harvest that’s plump, juicy, and full of flavor. Enjoy these helpful tips from the knowledgeable gardeners at Gardener’s Path. Read more now.

15 of the Best Onion Varieties to Grow at Home

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Want to grow your own onions so you can enjoy that sweet, earthy flavor for months to come? Consider these hand-picked hearty varieties. Some are delicious when picked early while others prefer to remain in the soil for a full growing season. To find out which cultivar is perfect for you, read more on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes at Home

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Sweet potatoes are the healthy root vegetable that everyone loves. They suit any meal, and roasting turns transforms them into a caramelized, nutritious treat. Would you believe they’re one of the easiest annual edibles to grow? Just imagine what they taste like freshly harvested. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.