Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

8 best crops for a potager

For a complete kitchen garden, here are the top crops to plant

Carrots
Photo by Thomas J. Story

Carrots

Consider long-rooted ‘Envy’, half-long Nantes types, or colorful varieties such as ‘Purple Haze’ or ‘Red Samurai’. Zones 3, 6, 8–10, 14–16, 18–19.

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