How to Grow Beets

Growing big beets is more difficult than smaller ones, but they’re generally pretty easy to grow.

Red Onion

Red Onions

These mild-flavored onions are a little bit sweeter than white onions. They are great on salads and sandwiches.

White Onion

White Onions

Not only are pungent white onions great for grilling and sautéeing, they can also be used as an insect repellent for your garden.

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

Packed with nutrients, sweet potatoes are a staple food all over the world. In the United States, they are usually made into a sweet pie for Thanksgiving Day.

Russet Burbank potatoes

Russet Burbank Potato

The Russet Burbank potato is what Idaho is known for. This potato is commonly used at fast-food restaurants for French fries, but because of the higher sugar content, it’s great for simply baking and topping off with butter.

Yukon Gold

Yukon Gold Potato

Great for mashing or boiling, the sweet Yukon Gold potato stands up to high heat when cooking.



Scallions are onions that have been harvested early. The mild flavor makes them perfect as a topping on a baked potato or stir-fried.



Leeks are mild in flavor, even milder than scallions, and usually used in stock.



Spinach can be grown under floating row cover to prevent leaf miner and aphid damage. Because its productivity is so closely linked to the weather, spinach harvests can be erratic from year to year for many gardeners. Bolt resistant varieties are perfect for beginners.



Roasted turnips are delicious, as are braised turnip greens with a touch of garlic and olive oil. They boast a mild, crisp, tender flesh with a surprisingly delicate flavor.