For a delicious and abundant fall harvest, there is nothing better than root vegetables. Since growing them successfully requires a different technique than other garden plants, let’s go over some important tips for growing root veggies yourself.
1. Choose a Location
If your garden has well-drained soil that is slightly acidic and has some quality organic matter, you’re in good shape. Otherwise, find a spot that has these qualities. You can help your current soil by tilling in some good compost and fertilizer for root vegetables. If you’re going to plant potatoes (which are actually tubers), keep in mind that they do best in soil that’s been recently manured. If your ground has a lot of rocks, be warned that they may interfere with the formation of long-root veggies, like carrots.