leeks

Leeks

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

spinach

Spinach

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.

turnips

Turnips

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.

sweet potatoes

Crop Profile: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes need and deserve some respect due to the claim that they are the most nutritious vegetable grown on the planet.