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Superfoods: Root Vegetables

Episode: 7
Broadcast: 31st July 2015
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

Trevor visits the Swan Valley Nursery to show you what root vegetables you can grow at home.

  • Root vegetables, in general, are storage organs, enlarged to store energy in the form of carbohydrates.
  • The horseradish grows successfully in zones with a long growing season and winter temperatures cold enough to ensure plant dormancy.
  • Cress is an easy root vegetable to grow, it is related to the watercress plant, even mustard. Cress contains a peppery, tangy flavor and aroma, ideally added in soups, sandwiches and salads.
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