My foray into root veggies started with garlic. (If you haven’t read that post, let me refer you to “getting ready for the
garlic” post.) I didn’t really know what I was doing, but I figured anything you could put in the ground and grow without worrying about it was worth my while. Plus, how many things can you throw in the ground in autumn and watch sprout from the ground before anything else is ready to peek through the cold earth?!
So, after successfully harvesting garlic, I was inspired to move on to potatoes. I remember randomly texting friends when I turned over my first bucket of new potatoes. Who knew a few potato slips would provide me with enough mashed potatoes for weeks on end, AND they tasted better than any store bought item you find in the produce section.
After that came carrots, leeks, and sweet potatoes. I was addicted, like a child finding Easter eggs or looking for treasure. Plus, they are so low maintenance, you almost forget they are out there growing for you!
So root veggies and plants, what to do?
provide them with nutrients that they need to give you the nutrients you need.
So get ready–spring is almost over! Run, don’t walk, to your garden and plant now. You’ll be glad you did when autumn comes and you are enjoying roasted carrots and taters!