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How to Grow Root Vegetables

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The Gardening Journal: How to Grow Root Vegetables


Root vegetables such as carrots, beets, radishes and turnips are popular crops but can be challenging to grow. This week, Niki Jabbour shares tips on where and when to plant, garden bed preparation, seeding and caring for these vegetables.

Bed-Building Tools

Removing a section of sod from a lawn, using the root-cutter lawn edger to cut a neat, straight edge

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Radius Root-Cutter Lawn Edger

$74.50

LB101 - Lee Valley U-Bar Digger

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Lee Valley U-Bar Digger

$185.00

Breaking up soil with a cultivator mattock

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Stainless-Steel Cultivator Mattock

$46.50

Stepping on the foot tread of a stainless-steel transplant spade to push it into the soil

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Stainless-Steel Transplant Spade

$69.00

Hoe Dag resting on stone garden edging

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Hoe Dag

$44.50

A Radius root cutter trenching spade leaning against the wall of a garden shed.

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Radius Root-Cutter Trenching Spade

$84.50

EA305 - Hairpin Markers, set of 25

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Flower and Plant Markers

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Copper Blocker placed around lettuce in a garden, supported by a small stake

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Copper Blocker

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Sifting soil through a soil sieve

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Deep Soil Sieve

$28.50

PG244 - Border Spade, Steel Handle

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Stainless-Steel Spades

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