This is AnnahMarie, one of the Gurlz from Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
In this article, it will be ALL about root vegetables.
Carrots are ideally versatile to eat and available nearly anywhere in the world (especially in Organic Gurlz Gardens). Carrots have existed for over centuries. Most historians believe carrots were cultivated by the Romans and Ancient Greeks , as they were mentioned by Pliny the Elder and prized by Emperor Tiberius.
The family of the Carrot is the Umbelliferae family, a term derived from the umbrella-like flower cluster on top of the plants in this group. You’ll find similar fern-like leaves on plants the carrot is related to, such as its cousins fennel, parsley, dill, and anise.
Sounds like a fun-yummy family to me 🙂
Offering a peppery, deliciously satisfying crunch with every bite, radishes have a unique place in the hearts of us veggie lovers. A root from the Brassica family and a close cousin to cabbage, the many shapes, sizes and colors of different radish varieties is quite surprising.
In the U.S., the average large radish is red, round with a glistening white interior and barley making the size of a ping pong ball. The original radish was known to be black. Other varieties come in pink, dark gray, purple, two-tone green and white, and yellow.
Cool Facts! Sounds Root-A-Licious to me!
Napoleon set aside over 70,000 acres to explore the beet sugar-producing potential. In an era of sugar shortages due to the many wartime blockades, France was then able to produce its own sugar. Since then, beets of varying hues and varieties, including the sugar beet that is now a global sweetener source, are cultivated and probably will be for a while.
Beets are commonly boiled, baked, and pickled. They also can be grated raw into salads to add a splash color and a tasty crunch.
One powerful Root on a Sugar rush coming through!!
Enjoy these root vegetables and more from your home garden to your kitchen and table.
Keep on Growing!
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