If you are growing vegetables then you’ll want a variety of root vegetables to harvest throughout the summer and autumn and winter.
There are many varieties of root vegetables you can grow and we only show a few here. But with seed or plant options and great advice you’ll be rooting up your crop with ease and success.
The beetroot (also known as beet) is a common root vegetable in the UK and has a long history of cultivation stretching back to the second millennium BC. The plant was probably domesticated somewhere along the Mediterranean and today beetroot is one of the original ‘super foods’. Packed full of nutrients and used in a variety of recipes.
Cleeve Nursery offers seeds or plants and hold many beetroot varieties in stock!
The most common of root vegetables has to be the humble carrot and its wild ancestors are likely to have come from Afghanistan. The first mention of the carrot root (the tubalur part we eat) is in the 1st century. Oddly enough, the first carrots were no particularly orange!
Out of all the root vegetables carrot has a surprisingly wide variety of colours including orange, purple, red, white, or yellow. But it’s more for that crunchy fabulous taste that we grow them!
We stock a wide variety of carrots seeds.
The potato is one of man’s most grown root vegetables. Its easy to grow and can be grown in many spaces and vessels including tyres, potato growing bags, pots and raised beds.
We stock many potato growing ideas and have over 25 varieties of potato in stock; from salad to new potatoes we have the potato to suit you.