Harvest Time, Make Food & Eat
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At The Root Of It All!

Down Under

What are root vegetables? Almost all root vegetables are harvested in late fall and early winter, and some can continue to grow into next spring. But what exactly are root vegetables? Any veggie that grows beneath the soil is considered a root vegetable. Basically, you’re eating the “roots” of the plant. Some root veggie tops grown above the ground can be eaten as well, such as the nutritious leaves of celery, beets or turnips.

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You might wonder when is the best time to harvest your root vegetables since you can’t see what’s going on below ground. Any type of potato will continue to grow until first soil freeze, not the first frost. The nice thing about potatoes is that you can go out to your garden and pick however many you need for your dinner or recipes while the rest of the crop continues to grow. Onions, garlic, beets and turnips will let you know when they’re ready because they’ll “pop” through the soil and still continue to grow larger. Pick at your heart’s desire.


The storage of different root vegetable is long and varied. Individually, they each have their own story. If you’d like more info on this, please contact us here and we’d be happy to help.

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K A T H is Garden Eats chief garden gal. She specializes in teaching organic, biodynamic growing practices that feature edible landscape design. If you have a tricky gardening question, she'd love to hear from you!


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