The Year of the Carrot
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ~ Cicero (Photo courtesy of the National Garden Bureau)

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ~
Cicero (Photo courtesy of the National Garden Bureau)

The modern day carrot has been bred to be sweet, crunchy and aromatic. This popular root vegetable is a member of the parsley family and so is related to dill,  cilantro,  cumin and even poisonous hemlock.

Carrots are easy to grow and can give the home gardener a lot of nutrition in a small space. They’re rich in beta carotene, an important antioxidant and vitamin-A from a carrot is off the charts. But that’s not all, you’ll get vitamins C and K, potassium,  fiber, and much, much more.

Today’s guest is David Trinklein, horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension. He has tips for adding the nutritional powerhouse to your garden.