Beetroot originated around the shores of the Mediterranean and was spread northwards by the Romans.
Many people may wonder if it is worth growing carrots when they are so cheap to
buy. Well the answer is yes, picked fresh from the garden taste better.
Celeriac (celery root) is the swollen
area of the plant where the leaf stalks join the root. Mostly used in flavouring,making an excellent substitute for celery.
Celery is an important vegetable for the kitchen as it is used, at least in part, in many dishes including basic recipes such as stock.
It is the bulbous part for which the plant is mainly grown for.
Globe artichokes were not much grown by the old country gardeners.
Surprisingly, these potato-like tubers are grown on plants that are
Although it is not strictly a root vegetable, kohl rabi is placed in this group because of
its similarity to the turnip.
Like most forms of onion, leeks have been grown since ancient times.
Onions are one of the oldest vegetables.
Parsnips were developed in Europe from the widespread wild parsnip.
Radishes are one of the easiest and quickest of all crops to grow.
Root vegetables are a traditional crop for winter, much valued for use in casseroles.
Although salsify and scorzonera are different plants, they are closely related.
Although seakale is one of the least popular of vegetables, it is not only delicious but is very easy to grow.