Beets and Radishes
Beets and radishes are some of the easiest root vegetables to grow. Beets are a double crop as both root and leaves are edible. The keys to tender beets are rapid growth and timely harvest. Too little water or nutrients or too many weeds slow growth, yielding tough, woody beets. Leaving them in the ground does the same thing.
Carrots are really easy to grow too and can be enjoyed most of the year. Carrots mature in as little as 50 days. Sow in rich loose soil. Easy on the soil moisture though, too much water can cause the carrots to split and crack. If you do get a crop growing this year, bring in the greens for our rabbit, brownie, he just loves them.
Parsnips are much slower to mature than carrots but worth the wait. There’s nothing like adding parsnips to a beef stew for that distinctive flavor.