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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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ROOT CROP PAROL: This resident of Calstilla town arrange the lighting of 'Eco-Parol' made of Pili shells, peanut and corn while being displayed at the hallway of Castilla Municipal Hall on Tuesday afternoon.
If you plant all the root crops you'll need for the entire winter during the fall, you can use the cold ground to store the crops for you, rather than filling a root cellar with them.
* Rock traps where dirt, stones, stems and debris need to be separated from root crops like potatoes, carrots and beets
The following year brassicas are grown where the potatoes were, the potatoes where the roots were, and root crops follow the brassicas.
If your soil is well-drained, all of the root crops should be able to provide a good harvest.
One of the major tasks undertaken by the National Root Crops Production Company Limited is to assist in producing large quantities of seed-yams and making them available to farmers at cheap rate.
The Edible Garden (8.00pm) 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.
The harvest of oilseeds and leguminous plants went down 2% to 364,100 tonnes, while that of root crops is projected at 3.8 million, a fall of 1%.
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.