What are the advantages of growing root crops in your garden?
Many root crops, like carrots, potatoes, parsnips, turnips and rutabaga, store well, often for several months—so you can enjoy produce months after harvest. Some crops, like parsnips, can be left in the ground over winter and harvested in the spring. Turnips are grown for their greens and roots. Harvest early for greens. The roots can be stored in the refrigerator crisper drawer for months or in a root cellar.