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Below Ground Crops
The effect of moon phases on root vegetables

Plants that produce their crop beneath the soil sould be planted during the moon's 3rd quarter phase.

3rd Quarter - Moon PhaseIt is believed that the proper time to plant these types of crops is during the waning phases of the moon or the third quarter moon. This is the time during which the face of the moon is decreasing from a full moon to a new moon.

For the planting times in your area see the Moon Phase Planting Zones chart.

Below ground crops include some of the main staples of the vegetable kingdom. They are high in nutritional value, easily grown and tend to store well. Known as root vegetables, these plants produce their edible portion or roots in the dark underworld of the earth.

Maturing beneath the soil, this variety of plant is a mainstay in most modern diets. Loose garden soil and proper soil preparation is imperative for this type of vegetable to grow to it's full potential. Tightly packed clays and subsoils will hinder the growth and ultimately degrade the quality and size of root vegetables.

Common below ground crops

Shown below is a listing of the most common below ground crops to be found in the home garden. These plants are relatively easy to grow and can produce copious yields for the table.

BEETS
Beets

CARROTS
Carrots

LEEKS
Leeks

ONIONS
Onions

PARSNIPS
Parsnips

PEANUTS
Peanuts

POTATOES
Potatoes

RADISHES
Radishes

SALSIFY
Salsify

STRAWBERRY
Strawberry


SWEET POTATOES
Sweet
Potatoes

TURNIPS
Turnips

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