root crop


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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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Most root crops, certainly the ones under discussion here, are composed largely of parenchyma, a tissue comprising often large, thin-walled cells whose function is the storage of starch and related compounds.
There are even fruits and berries that ripen in the winter, shrubs that bloom in the winter, and perennial root crops such as Jerusalem artichoke.
Do not harvest root crops for storage when Februarius is over the moon.
The area reserved for root crops receives only a general fertilizer while the potato patch alongside is manured but never limed because that causes scab.
He found a way to increase his livestock numbers without raising costs through raising root crops for feed.
In August, September and October we start to see the potatoes, carrots, cabbage, onions, beets and other root crops widely available.
The book features step-by-step instructions on sowing and growing a variety of veg, set out in sections including salad crops, the pea family, cabbage family and onion family, root crops and sun-loving veg including tomatoes, peppers and chillies and aubergines.
Lift and store root crops such as carrots, beetroot, turnips and swedes.
Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda have announced processing standards for the two root crops that will mean farmers should be able to use new technologies to tap into growing local and international demand.
00pm) Alys Fowler plants root crops and leafy vegetables in her urban garden, including kale, Swiss chard and beetroot, before preparing dishes of rhubarb and raspberry pie, and beetroot and yoghurt soup.
The Edible Garden BBC2, 8pm Showing gardening newcomers and enthusiasts alike how easy it is to grow fresh produce among shrubs and flowers, green-fingered host Alys Fowler takes a look at root crops and leafy greens - the mainstays of her edible garden.