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root crop

any roots which are used for human or animal foods. Usually they are from plants which use their roots as storage organs, and with few exceptions they have tap roots; examples are carrots, parsnips.
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She told me that root crops were also regarded as lowly crops in her country, eaten only by poor and barrio people.
To avoid pests, don't grow turnips in soil where root crops or Brassicas were grown in the previous four to five years.
Colobong said these root crops, which are rich in carbohydrates, will sustain the energy of the human body even if one lessens his rice intake.
The following year brassicas are grown where the potatoes were, the potatoes where the roots were, and root crops follow the brassicas.
Sales of root crops and potatoes, by contrast, have flourished.
Are there any herbs that are bushy enough or root crops like beets or turnips that wouldn't be so visible until the flowers freeze?
The third section addresses carbohydrate suppliers in the form of root crops and the banana.
You can get away with a relatively small pot for crops like radish or lettuce (above), but you need a deep pot for root crops like carrots.
Artifacts from each of the ancient New World locations also yielded starch grains from maize and root crops, including arrowroot and squash.
While Nyerges said root crops such as potatoes, beets and radishes were unaffected, he also said farmers weren't likely to bring bad produce to market.
Sometimes, however, soil fertility can alter the colour of root crops, so perhaps it's worth making sure that you manure your new veg plot well.