Giveaway – THREE Botanical Interests Seed Collections

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This is Ryan, my online Horticulturist boyfriend, and his new bride, Devra. Me, my online boyfriend & his WIFE all in one pic? Talk about Awkward Family Photo! Actually, the more I look at it the more I think we could be models for the next Old Navy mannequin family. We even have the dog!

But let’s forget about photos for a minute & get down to business. We have some seeds to giveaway. Wahooo!

We stopped by Botanical Interests Seed Company on our Epic Road Trip to St. Jude to pick up some seeds they were kind enough to donate to the hospital. Of course they weren’t going to leave my readers empty handed. They are giving away not one, not two, but THREE Root Renaissance Seed Collections! Check out everything that’s included:

  • Beet Gourmet Blend Organic (2.5 Grams)
  • Carrot Carnival Blend Organic (700 Mg)
  • Carrot Cosmic Purple (800 Mg)
  • Parsnip All American (1 Gram)
  • Radish Watermelon Mantanghong (500 Mg)
  • Rutabaga American Purple Top (2 Grams)
  • Turnip Purple Top White Globe Organic (4 Grams)

Of course the seed packets themselves are gorgeous, and they package it all in an adorable gift box. Such a perfect giveaway for your fall garden!

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All you have to do to enter this giveaway is leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite root vegetable is?

My favorite? Cosmic purple carrots of course!

Just answer that one question and you’re entered to win. Life’s pretty complicated sometimes, so I like to keep things simple around here.


1 entry per person/ip address. If you cheat, you will totally be disqualified.

This giveaway ends Sunday, September 1st, 2013 @9 pm PST and the winners will be announced in the Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 edition of Mornings with Mavis. You will be notified via email and have 48 hours to claim your prize. If you do not claim your prize within 48 hours, the prize will be forfeited.

Good Luck! I hope you win!


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  1. I love turnips – any kind, any place! I just planted our first round of seeds, so hopefully we’ll have seedlings soon.

  2. Love me some potatoes..all ways!

  3. BEETS!! Any and all beets are my hands down favorite. The glorious jewel tones, the delectable leaf tops, pickled, steamed, roasted…oh the possibilities!

  4. Haley Barrett says:

    Beets….we love them as do the chickens :)

  5. Gold Potatoes :)

  6. Carrots!

  7. Sweet potatoes! Yumm!!! :)

  8. Danielle O says:

    I totally grabbed some cosmic purple carrots at Mother Earth News Fair from them :D — But “I have too many carrots” said no one ever… So sign me up to win, baby!

    • Carrots all the way! Mavis, thanks for your wonderful website…I wouldn’t have been able to start my first garden without it!

  9. Randi Holzman says:

    Carrots!!! I loooove carrots. I can eat carrot anything!

  10. I absolutely LOVE Borscht, so my favorite root veggie is definitely beets!

  11. Erin Reetz says:

    Beets…discovering that they aren’t the icky thing I despised as a child!

  12. Hard one – love them all, BUT Ah! Ya just can’t beat beets! See what I did there?

  13. We are just starting to grow our own but I love Potatoes and Carrots.

  14. katherine slate says:

    i used to eat turnips and radishes when i was a kid straight out of our garden. one son loves beets and the other loves broccoli. So, we would be happy with anything we get. I have my own compost pile and do worm composting, so we would have plenty of good dirt! hope we win!

  15. Beets – yes, please – my all-time fave! Love them raw, roasted, boiled and buttered, sweet and sour, juiced. Yum, yum, yum!

  16. karen stalberger says:

    Carrots….love to grow and try purple ones!

  17. I have always loved carrots. But not until the last few years did I know how many colors and kinds there are. Carrots are so yummy.

  18. I love garden fresh carrots. They are nothing like grocery store carrots.

  19. Rutabagas- Love to mix them in my potatoes!

  20. Beets…yum…pickled…on salads!

  21. I love parsnips WITH carrots :-)

  22. I’d have to say that sweet potatoes are my fav. I am certainly open to trying new root veggies, though, and naming a new favorite root vegetable!

  23. Beets are totally my fav!!

  24. Probly my favorite is fresh carrots after a light frost!!

  25. Potatoes all the way! I love grilled rutabaga though!

  26. Yikes! Creepy Old Navy mannequin family—say it ain’t so! I LOVE potatoes! I was allergic to them for over 20years and now that I can eat them again they never get old!

    My daughter worked for Old Navy back at the beginning of the mannequins. She said they were REALLY creepy after the store was closed at night!

  27. Mashed Rutabagas – mixed with potatoes!

  28. Amanda Britain says:

    Sign me up, need the variety to see which ones my kids like the best! I love parsnips though. Parsnip puree is my fav! :) Pick me, pick me! :P

  29. Golden Beets!!! They are great roasted with a little salt & olive oil!! YUMMMM

  30. I’m a sweet potato girl all the way!!!

  31. Michelle S. says:

    My favorite root veggie is potatoes, specifically Reds! :)

  32. Carrots of course!

  33. My favorite root veggie…. that’s a tough one. I love them all! But I think I am most excited about my purple carrots I’m growing for the first time this year. Mmmm.

  34. After despising radishes all my life, I have found that I really like them. I love some red potatoes too!

  35. My son loves garden fresh carrots or bunny carrots as he calls them. Love these giveaways and it would really jump start our school garden this year!

  36. Ashley Farmer says:

    Beets are my favorite root vegetable!!!

  37. Either red or butter potatoes. But I’ve never tried growing any root veggies. Want to give it a try next year though!

  38. We love love love carrots. My kids especially love purple carrots. They love to pull them up and get excited every time. I also really enjoy potatoes and parsnips. Thanks for the chance to win some great seeds.

  39. Sarah Ninneman says:

    Green Bell Peppers

  40. Carrots! So many tasty ways to enjoy them.

  41. I love me some deliciously sweet beets!

  42. Sweet taters. So versatile and good for you!

  43. Beets! All the way. My family doesn’t like them, so it just means more for me when I roast them! Yessssss!

  44. Hi Mavis! I recently discovered your site, and I’m in love!! You are such an inspiration to me. My husband and I builty our first palley garden this weekend, now it’s just time to plant some delicious food! Anyways, my favorite root vegetable is sweet potatoes! I like to make them savory, with garlic and butter and some Mrs. Dash! Thanks again for all of your tips and hard work on the site, you’re my new hero.

  45. Turnips! I boil and mash them into a yummy variation on an old Irish delicacy that I call Kalecannon.

  46. Carrots! Yay!

  47. French breakfast radishes are my favorite!

  48. My favorite root veggie is turnips. Shhhh….don’t tell my dad! We would get into epic staring contests over my refusal to eat them as a child and now I can’t stay away from them.

  49. Kathy in Chicago says:

    Beets, I’m just afraid to cook them, and to grow them.

    BTW – doesn’t how can Ryan be cheating on you? You are awesome! Then again, Justin Timberlake also cheated on me by marrying someone else…. sigh… I guess I’m stuck with my husband…

  50. Love those colorful carrots!

  51. I love BEETS! very versatile, delicious, and easy to grow. Thanks!

  52. Stephanie says:

    German butterball potatoes, hands down. But my favorite to GROW are daikon radishes – for pickling and bahn mi sandwiches.

  53. Carrots! My kids love to eat them almost as much as they love to harvest them!

  54. Purple Cosmic Carrots… Would love to have some more! =)

  55. Stacie H. says:

    My favorite root vegetable is the potato! Any variety!

  56. Glenda Sessions says:

    Love me some Rutabagas with Radishes being a close second! Thanks for all you do Mavis!! <3

  57. I love beets, and I love them double because the greens are so amazingly good too.

  58. Parsnips!!! Doubly delicious when BBQd with a touch of olive oil (insert lip smacking here!)

  59. I love BEETS!!! and a bunch of other root veggies….but beets are my favorite!!!

  60. I’ve finally grown up enough to appreciate beets! Though carrots are a fave around our house all the time.

  61. Beets and carrots are my favorite root veggies!

  62. Christina Briggs says:

    We are carrot ppl! My kids eat them right out of the ground!! Yummy!

  63. Beets!! Love them morning noon and night!
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  64. I love purple carrots!

  65. Katie Burmaster says:

    My favorite root vegetable is a turnip. I love turnip greens and love to add a bunch of turnips to my mashed potatoes. I just love how one vegetable can be so versatile and make so many yummy dishes.

  66. So far our favorite root vegetable is carrots. Your website has inspired me to make our garden do more for us instead of point it’s weedy fingers and laugh. I want to expand our root vegetable pallet.

  67. Taters! And carrots…. you can’t force me to pick :)

  68. I have a tie………parsnips and purple carrots!

  69. The beets we’ve grown from Botanical Interests’ Early Wonder seeds are absolutely amazing. They are definitely my favorite root veggie.

  70. Monique S says:

    Carrots, hands down. I love the sweetness that only comes from home grown organic carrots!!!

  71. Yams! Love me some yams!

  72. Japanese Daikon– great for winter stews

  73. Alison Cooper says:

    Any kind of potato – but mainly sweet ones! Wish I wasn’t afraid to grow them – seems like a lot of work!

  74. I am a Georgia boy. I love turnips. My family eats the tops and roots.

  75. I never had a rutabaga until last year and now I LOVE them! Also, I think they have the coolest name.

  76. Jennifer T says:

    Beets…hands down beets. Making Borscht for dinner tonight…yum!

  77. Teresa cline says:

    Summer squash
    Summer squash baked
    Summer squash broiled
    Summer squash in casserole
    Summer squash dried
    Summer squash roasted
    Summer squash pickled
    Yummmm yum

  78. Carrots!

  79. Leigh Willis says:

    I love carrots, any variety!!

  80. Hank McNatt says:

    Red Taters boiled with salt, pepper, a little papika and lots of butter! Hard to beat, great to eat!

  81. Kendra Puzzo says:

    My favorite is beets, I love the smell, the earthiness. I will eat the any way you can make them, sliced on salads, juiced, and canned. Yummers!

  82. Beets! Had to drink beet juice as a child hence the addiction. :)

  83. My favorite root vegetable is carrots. They’re easy to grow and my kids will actually eat them.

  84. Beets! Gorgeous color and I love to pickle ‘em and give them as gifts!

  85. RADISH! (unless a kohlrabi is a root vegetable… but it’s not, right??? ha!)

  86. I love beets – especially when pickled.

  87. Carrots are my fav!

  88. My favorite is home-grown carrots! Nice family portrait!

  89. I love beets, I have never grown them but would love to add them to my garden!!

  90. Hard to pick one favorite root vegetable but I guess it would have to be beets! I love them hot or cold! Great giveaway!

  91. Onions, Sweet Potatoes and golden beets! I can’t live without onions!

  92. My favorite is beets. I love, love, love them! I pickle them and then eat the entire batch before my family can get to them. (In order to accomplish this, I must hide them really well in the back of the frig. Anyway, I’m looting forward to learning about winter gardening and these seeds would get me on my way. BTW, I’m enjoying your site!

  93. Sweet potatoes – delicious and nutritious!

  94. Potatoes – in any way, shape or form!!

  95. Lorraine Combs says:

    Beets are my favorite.
    Don’t tell my aunt, she’s afraid of beets!

  96. carrots all the way!!

  97. I’m terrible at choosing favorites, but my favorite root veggie is probably carrots. But man, your beets have looked beautiful and scrumptious, so I’m tempted to say those are my favorites :) Anyway, thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  98. For this season, I would have to say carrots, bright orange carrots, because my sweet little two-year-old son planted some himself this spring, and will eat them straight out of the garden everyday now. Love that he got excited about planting, gardening, and eating veggies!!

  99. Radishes in early spring . . . potatoes in late summer.

  100. Carrots. I love ‘em fresh. I love ‘em boiled in chicken broth. I love ‘em glazed. I love ‘em grilled. I love ‘em roasted. I love ‘em in soups. I love ‘em in beef stew. I love ‘em, love ‘em, love ‘em.

  101. Genee Bull-Germo says:

    I love any kind of potato, especially the ones we have grown in our own garden the last few years. Every thing is better from your own garden and the kids are more likely to try it if we grow it!

  102. Maureen Fountain says:

    I “dig” parsnips!

  103. Carrots! They are so versatile!

  104. All types of taters. Thanks Mavis!

  105. Pickled carrots and beets… YUMMY!!! :)

  106. My favorite are beets and carrots but I’d love to try all the other veggies.

  107. If I had to pick one – watermelon radishes.

  108. I love all root vegetables depending on how they are cooked. Parsnips au gratin are my favorite!

  109. Old favorite: Daikon radishes
    New favorite: kohlrabi
    YUM YUM!!

  110. Ellen in Clackamas says:

    love beets any way they are fixed. I tried some purple carrots from our Farmers Market..first day they were fine but next day after a night in the frig they were hard and chewy. Any suggestions for storing? Happen to anyone else?

  111. Christine johnson says:

    Radishes!!! I’ve planted 3 packets of the watermelon radishes.. But my dogs like them as much as I do so no harvest yet :( botanical interests has the best seeds!

  112. My favorite is the cosmic purple carrot

  113. Beets, beets, beets…

  114. It’s gotta be the Beet Gourmet Blend Organic. I love how they cook up and how pretty they look sitting in a canning jar.

  115. Krista P. says:

    I love them all but beets are the best!
    What a wonderful collection of seeds.

  116. Pat Giaquinta says:

    I love parsnips & I’m hoping that I can get my grandsons interested in them too. They already love carrots so I’m sure that I could get them interested in “sweet white carrots” if we planted parsnips & harvested them together.

  117. I love potatoes. There’s so much you can do with them, but my favorite is classic potato salad.

  118. Louise Baker says:

    I love ‘em all. Sweet potatoes, turnips, yams, carrots, beets — they’re just all so satisfying! And I love ‘em because they’re good value, you know? The seeds don’t break the bank, the growing season isn’t long, they’re simple to grow (other than sweet potatoes which can be a little finicky about temperature) — AND they last for ages in a cool dark place. What’s not to love?? But if I had to pick just one, it would be parsnips.

  119. Carrots!! (And beets!!)

  120. Ours would Beet Gourmet Blend.

  121. Potatoes, so easy to grow and tastes great.

  122. Sara Baker says:

    I love rainbow carrots!

  123. Beets, all the way – any color. Love love love them!

  124. Carrots

  125. Madam Chow says:

    Purple dragon carrots – amazing color, sweet taste, and my dogs love them!

  126. Parsnips. My baby’s first solid, and a new favorite of mine now, too!

  127. Parsnips! (If only I can remember to get them planted early enough so that they have decent size by the end of the growing season…)

  128. Carrots – can sneak them in for sweetness in so many places!

  129. Melanie Freisinger says:

    Sweet potatoes!

  130. Lisa-Marie Haugmoen says:

    I love beets!! I have to have my beets!!! I love all vegetables really! I’d love to get either beets or purple cosmic carrots.
    Thanks!! :.))

  131. Sweet Potatoes <3

  132. Kathy Raymond says:

    Baby tri-color carrots in white, orange, and purple. You never know what color you get until you pull them up out of the ground. Of course, they never make it into the house as I consume them on the spot.

  133. My favorite is watermelon radishes. I grew them for the first time this year. They are beautiful!

  134. love the carrots!

  135. I like potatoes…all kinds!! :)

  136. Junker Dic says:

    Beets are neat! My mom makes the best pickled beets in the world and if I win, I’m sharing these seeds with her.

  137. Rhonda Willis says:

    I would love to try growing my own beets. Since I started growing my own veggies I can’t believe how much better they taste. Beets I am told are sweet and the color is gorgeous.

  138. Sweet Potatoes!!

  139. Red beets are my favorite root vegetable.

  140. My favorite is probably beets! They are just so delicious, but I have yet to find a root vegetable we don’t all love!

  141. I can’t pick just one, but my daughter’s is carrots.

  142. Sheila M. says:

    Carrots. We grew rainbow carrots this year and it made harvesting them so much fun….purple? orange? yellow? white?….you just never knew.

  143. Love home grown carrots. They taste so much better than store bought. Then it would have to be potatoes and then beets.

  144. Maryellen says:

    My favorite root vegetables are turnips!

  145. Mmmm….. Beets, No wait! Carrots I think. Or maybe potatoes. My grandchildren (2 & 4) especially love helping dig them. That’s all they could talk about and wanted to come back for more. Okay, potatoes it is.

  146. Jim McKown says:

    Favorite has to be beets. Love to pickle them.

  147. potatoes – fun to grow and discover in the dig and make so many dishes out of. where would we be without horseradish too though…

  148. Love all root vegetables but most recently beets are the favorite!

  149. Trina Bernice says:

    Purple carrots for sure– I can never grow enough. My two year old carrot-obsessed girl pulls a few up everyday to eat. Makes me happy that she is getting her veggies; locally grown and organic to boot :)

  150. Tina O'Day says:

    Love beets!!

  151. Jessica Johnson says:

    Beets and potatoes are the bee’s knee’s around here =)

  152. Rebecca H says:

    I LOVE purple carrots! They are so fun to grow. Such a surprise to pull them up out of the ground.

  153. veronica v says:

    sweet potatos or beets

  154. Being from the South, I grew up on turnip greens. It wasn’t until I became an adult on my own that I learned to cook and love the turnip roots. Can’t get enough of them.

  155. It would be a shorter list if I could just list the couple of vegetables that I could live without. My garden is very small but seeds don’t go to waste, I can’t use up go to the WSU Master Gardeners’ demo garden at Jennings Park in Marysville. They do grow a much better garden than I do and the bounty goes to the Marysville Food Bank.

  156. I crave baby turnips, mashed up with butter and salt….mmmmmmm.

  157. Beets would be my favorite root vegetable. I accomplished a goal this summer with my first garden ever. I wanted to grow enough beets to can pickled beets. Weekend before last I did just that, 19 pints of pickled beets and I had a big smile on my face the whole time. I am proud of my accomplishment!

  158. Beets and their tops…two meals in one!

  159. Teacher Stacy says:

    Carrots – any kind of carrots. My husband is the cook and I am the baker. He always puts extra carrots in everything with carrots because he knows I’ll eat them all :)

  160. carrots Carbival blend I even wintered over some and am trying to get the seeds to save… looking good so far.

  161. I have always loved carrots, any kind, any variety. This is the first year that I have planted beets and now I am loving them, as well. Yumm!

  162. Nicole Gagnon says:

    LOVE Carrots! This would be so awesome for our school garden! Thanks for the chance!

  163. Cosmic Purple Carrots! They can’t be beat and makes those I share my veggies with smile even bigger when they so those tucked in there! Plus, they started my 3 year old’s carrot planting kick! She goes straight to the carrot section in all my catalogs.

  164. Carrots & Rutabagas.

  165. Parsnips! Love them roasted along with roasted carrots and turnips!

  166. Sheila palmer says:

    I like many….but I love my beets!

  167. I don’t know that I can pick a favorite but sweet potatoes rock! Not sure they’re truly a root veggie though.

  168. Beets! Yum!

  169. angela ritchie says:

    beets are my favorite
    I grow them and my mother in law helps me pickle them

  170. Elizabeth Ball says:


  171. Potatoes were my favorite until i started watching my carbs. Carrots top the list now.

  172. I like beets! No one else in my family likes them, so more for me! :) I love the look of the chioggia beets!

  173. Oh Mavis! Funny pic! My fav are beets! We eat them all kinds of ways! I’d love to try the beet that has white running through it like a cinnamon roll! Thanks for the chance! Love your emails! Never dull! :)

  174. Oh dear……for me???? Tatties all the way! Purple, blue, white, Yukon gold……mmmmmmmm po-ta-toes! For munching during the day??? Carrots. No question. Mixed up. White. Purple. Yellow. Shorty/roundy/longy/fatty/Nantes right from the garden….feed the greens to the chickens, and for canning…beets. pickled. Don’t eat them, just JUICE EM!

  175. The colorful carrots are my favorite. Gorgeous to look at and delicious to eat!

  176. Catherine says:


  177. Love, love carrots and would love to try the purples.

  178. Beets – limited success growing them though

  179. Carrots, carrots, and MORE carrots!

  180. Beets, beets, beets – red and golden! Roasted beet salad, borscht, pickled beets – I even have a recipe for beet ice cream that’s pretty darn good. I love me some potatoes too, but I think beets win the contest by a nose (do beets have noses?) just because they’re such beautiful colors.

  181. My favorite root vegetable is a white turnip!!

  182. Potatoes, since they can be fixed so many ways! I love sweet potato chips, and baked sweet potatoes.

  183. Beets, especially yellow beets. They are a great addition to a veggie stock.

  184. Beets all the way – ROASTED especially! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  185. I love ORANGE beets. NOM NOM NOM.

  186. Parsnips, I just dared to try them last year and I’m kicking myself for not eating these lovlies before!

  187. My favorite would be potatoes. I don’t know enough to prefer a certain variety. I love that you can use them several different ways.

  188. We can’t grow it around our parts (New England) but I love yuca!

  189. Parsnips…didn’t appreciate them until early 20′s when my dear dad made some sort of fried parsnip…wow!

  190. megan loftin says:

    potatoes. any kind.

  191. It’s a toss up between poatoes and carrots. Love the starch, but the carrots are better for me!

  192. Sweet potatoes are the best!

  193. Parsnips. They’re so under-appreciated, but they are so yummy!

  194. Chandra S. says:

    rainbow carrots are the fan favorite for our party of 7!!!

  195. I love love LOVE beets! Thanks for the chance to win!

  196. Sharona Thompson says:

    Chopped up, candy cane stripped, concentric circled, chioggia beets give my salad a psychedelic, cosmic, kaleidoscope, center!

  197. I’m with you, Mavis, on the carrots!

  198. Diana Smith says:

    Love root veggies….’specially since I started roasting them. Best are potatoes,carrots and rutabagas in a Michigan pastie. Winter heaven

  199. PARSNIPS!!!!!! Beets are a close second!

  200. Christine J says:

    I love carrots! I have to try the cosmic purple. They look amazing!

  201. Christine says:

    Carrots and sweet potatoes!

  202. Ah the lowly radish, all kinds all colors, all heat levels.

  203. Parsnips are my favorite root veg. Often ignored, they should be celebrated. Roasted in the oven with rosemary and oil, or puréed with butter and milk, these babies are sweeter and tastier than carrots. And they grow themselves. Plant in the fall and harvest in late winter- early spring.

  204. Teenie Drumm says:

    Carrots, carrots and more carrots, love them

  205. Oh man.. I love beets! They remind me of my great-great aunt and her purple fingers in the kitchen. :D

  206. Rutabagas!!!!

  207. Sweet Potatoes are my fave!

  208. Carrots are one of the few veggies the whole family can agree on, even if the kids like them better cooked and their dad only wants them raw… I also just love the way carrots look growing, those delicate fern tops.

  209. Parsnips. I need to try growing them next year. My mom always sliced and cooked in some butter. I am still amazed today at friends who have never had them! Such a shame.

  210. Beets- love them roasted or pickled, served on greens with goat cheese and walnuts.

  211. Mmm. I LOVE beets. We roast them and then devour them.

  212. I love me some icicle radishes!

  213. Nancie Gilbreath says:

    I LOVE carrots. Never had purple ones.

  214. I like them all, but I really like rutabagas in the winter. Yum!

  215. I love Rainbow carrots!

  216. Carrots!!Yum!

  217. I love beets! So yummy!!

  218. Baby red potatoes! Creamed with new peas if possible, MMMMMMM.
    Thank you!

  219. carrots… no, beets…. wait sweet potatoes, yeah definitely sweet potatoes!

  220. Carrots!

  221. My favorite would probably be the Carrot Carnival Blend Organic, however, I really need to test that theory.

  222. Beets, love to juice them with an apple and some carrots. yummy sweet juice.

  223. Beets!! Have never had luck with carrots :(

  224. Love them all but my latest fascination is jicama…:)

  225. I like to eat carrots, but I couldn’t get any to grow this year.

  226. I love carrots and parsnips…..especially when roasted with a little balsamic vinegar!

  227. My new fav is rutabegas!! So yummy!

  228. I love me some beets! The stupid voles ate every single one of my beautiful beets this spring. I have more growing now and am hoping to get at least one out of the batch. Love Botanical Interests! They are so awesome for supplying such a super cool prize!!

  229. Patricia B says:

    my favorite is the Carnival Blend Carrots, but we also like radishes, beets, turnips, potatoes, ANYTHING… and we are moving into an old farmhouse so I can’t wait to start a new garden next year….

  230. Carrots! Carrots! Carrots!!!!

  231. I would have to say carrots. I LOVE carrots!!! :)

  232. Carrots!

  233. Connie K. says:

    Carrots but radishes are a very close second.

  234. Julie Holbrook says:

    chioggia beets. So pretty when sliced.

  235. Charla Echlin says:

    My dogs and I all vote for CARROTS! Yay!

  236. Dawn Varney says:

    Pass the Sweet Potatoes please, oh and some beets and turnips too.

  237. Kim O'Donoghue says:

    Hands down, beets baby!!

  238. Cauliflower, believe it or not

  239. Caroline B says:

    Leeks are the best!

  240. Current favorite are beets, a new learned love. Parsnips are pretty awesome in some stews though. Love me some roots. So do our pigs.

  241. Loving carrots right now. Thanks for the chance. Would love this!

  242. I never liked beets. My whole 28 years of life, I have never enjoyed eating beets.

    This year, I grew them in the garden and learned that I don’t like canned beets. FRESH beets, on the other hand, are amazing.

    This is an awesome giveaway.

  243. Well, So far it has been radishes b/c they are so fast and easy to grow. Still waiting on my carrots and my beets died. Next year I will work with the soil more and add parsnips.

  244. Loving the Salsify this year!

  245. I’ve never met a potato I didn’t love!


  246. Nicole Chalawich says:

    FAMILY fave cosmic blend!!! My nearly 2 year old just cant get enough, PERIOD!!!
    Must Dmit…personally i LOVE the parsnips!!! Getting ready for my fall winter planting ASAP, this would be perfect score!!

  247. OMGosh! My favorite is beets, hands-down. What an amazing giveaway!

  248. Beets, hands down. Mallard in Bellingham has beet ice cream on the menu right now.

  249. Wendy Walker says:

    Sweet potatoes, of course! Although, I do like
    Carrots, beets, radishes, gosh, I like them all!!

  250. Beet red beets, hahaha. Oh and parsnips, carrots,etc. Love them ALL.

  251. Does garlic qualify as a root veggie?? If not I’d have to say potatoes, for their versatility and the joy of digging them up like treasure.

  252. scrappymoose says:

    Beets it is…

  253. Parsnips! Hands down! :)

  254. Parsnips! One of those veggies that just screams Autumn. Cut them into finger size strips, toss with a little oil, thyme, black pepper and Lawery’s season salt and roast them in the oven. I will do carrots that way too and mix them for a dinner of roast chicken or roasted pork. Yum.

  255. Love me some sweet potatoes!!! My kids thought it was just a hoot when my husband bought me a case of sweet potatoes and a basket of everything made from sweet potatoes, for an anniversary gift….and I loved it!! Even signed it saying how “Sweet it is to be loved by you!!” Too cute and definitely the most memorable gift I’ve ever received!!

  256. It’s a tie between carrots and beets.

  257. Peggy Stenglein says:

    From this collection, I would have to say beets! (I actually only like the golden beets so far…I’m teaching myself different ways to prepare beets because they are so pretty, I really want to learn to like to eat them too! I made some pickled beets earlier this summer and the two people I gave them to so far have said they tasted wonderful! But, I’m an Irish girl, so I really LOVE potatoes…any kind, prepared any way!!

  258. Love, love, love carrots. And nothing beets fresh carrot cake! Yum!

  259. Beets are my favorite, but almost all of them.

  260. Hands down it’s potatoes.

  261. Sara Black says:

    Beets are my Fav’s just discovered the many colors of BEETS!!!!

  262. Carrots for sure! Wish I could grow some purple ones.

  263. Carrots! I’m learning to like beets since I couldn’t resist the rainbow variety at the MEN Fair.. though I am disappointed I have yet to find a golden one!

  264. Beets! And um…my crop stunk this year. Phhhhhtttttt! I think I used the wrong seeds!

  265. Ok, if I HAVE to pick just one I think it’s chioggia beets – LOVE them!

    And I love your blog…:-)


  266. Vicki Kler says:

    I would have to choose the gourmet beet blend, yum!

  267. Mildred Belardo says:

    CARROTS – I loved because change my life as soon I know to eat them. I’m now more healthy.

  268. Carrots! I love me some fresh carrots – so much tastier than the presliced carrots!

  269. Carrots! I would love to grow the purple ones!

  270. I love watermelon radishes!

  271. Beets!

  272. Radishes! Yum

  273. Yellow Finn Potatoes

  274. Hmmm….. I love beets. But parsnips are also amazing. I guess it’s a toss up between those two. :)

  275. I love them all but parsnips are my favorite.

  276. I adore potatoes, but I bought a packet of rainbow carrots that I’m very excited to grow. Shhh! I’m not telling my children!! They’re 3 and 5 and it will be magical for them when they pull them up. What a beautiful pack of seeds!

  277. Michelle Wright says:

    The carnival carrots! I grew them this year and am having so much fun with t
    he different colors.

  278. I would have to say my favorite is turnips. Partially because of the flavor, part because of the memories I have of my Dad and I taking a salt shaker to the garden with us and eating the turnips fresh right out of the ground.

  279. Kohlrabi because it reminds me of my dad who tried planting just about everything after he retired.

  280. Kim Springer says:

    Carrot Carnival! Sounds like a party for my mouth!

  281. Kath Mason says:

    Difficult to decide, but it has to be beets. For me they’re easier to grow than carrots, which I also love.

  282. Jung Heard says:

    french breakfast radishes!

  283. arlene wong says:

    I love love love potatoes!

  284. Beets! I love them roasted, but I will really eat them any way I can get them!

  285. The versatile onion tops my list–is there anything it can not do?

  286. Theresa Forster says:

    I LOVE beets, any way, any time! They are soooo tasty.

  287. Carrots!! And they do not have to be perfect looking like in the grocery store. In fact, I love to figure out what the shape looks like.

  288. Potatoes! I grew them in a potato tower this year and I had so much fun uncovering yummy new potatoes.

  289. Golden beets! They are the yummiest ever! It’s wonderful to steam them with a little sea salt sprinkled on top. Heaven!

  290. I LOVE carrots. I know it’s a common root veggie, but carrots are the best. They are crunchy and sweet! And there are so many varieties of carrots. I have my first EVER veggie garden going this year, and I’m excited to see if my carrots mature into full-grown yummy-ness.

  291. Christine says:

    Carrot and turnip mashed together. No Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner is complete without this dish!

  292. Turnips, with all the yummy greens cooked with the root.

  293. <3 carrots!!!! … but purple carrots… Yes, please!!!! ;)

  294. Monica Brown says:

    My favorite is Potatoes with turnips coming in second!

  295. Radishes! So spicy!

  296. We are in love with carrots in our house! One of my daughters would eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner if we let her!

  297. Gotta go with the carnival carrots!!

  298. Chelsea Haga says:

    I don’t have just one favorite! Here I’ll give ya two; carrots and sweet potatoes! Oh my word. Yum. Thanks!

  299. Going to have to go with Parsnips! Mmmmn.

  300. Elizabeth says:

    My kids love carrots the most, though I’ve never had much luck growing them. My favorite by far are beets. Nothing sweeter than a garden fresh beet!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  301. Tonya Rhodes says:

    I love rutabagas, parsnips and turnips.

  302. Beets!

  303. OH! so many I love and I have to pick one. Well, I will go with the hardy root vegetable the TURNIP!

  304. Nancy Risch says:

    Carrots are my favorites–and they are so much sweeter when they are home grown!

  305. Lindsey S. says:

    I love carrots!

  306. Andrea Watts says:

    Beets are my favorite

  307. Jordan Watts says:

    Love turnips

  308. Carrots and potatoes!

  309. Susie Wachendorfer says:

    Carrots! I will be dehydrating some for the first time for Winter use.

  310. Radishes

  311. julie comtois says:

    i love carrots! but never tried the purple ones

  312. Judy Rathburn says:

    Potatoes any way they come.

  313. Love the purple carrots! And so would my kids!

  314. Carrots! Love!

  315. I like the purple carrots. Yum.

  316. Parsnips. We grew them for the first time this year.

  317. Turnips!

  318. Beets! I love that we can eat the entire plant-root and greens. Nothing gets wasted :-)

  319. Purple Dragon Carrots, although Red Chanterey (sp?) comes in a close second.

  320. Barbara Newman says:

    Beets & turnips!! Have a great day!!

  321. My new favorite is carrots. I never cared for them until this year.

  322. carrots! then potatoes :)

  323. I love beets!

  324. Beets are my new favorites. I’m going to try and plant an organic garden next year. :-)

  325. BEETS yum yum yum!!

  326. Parsnips. I love rosting them.

  327. This is very hard for me beets and carrots. I have learned a lot from you and ready to expand my garden to include specialty carrots, beets and even radishes. Thank you so much!

  328. I like parsnips and carrots- yum!

  329. Parsnips!

  330. Dena Wessels says:

    Love radishes! Fresh, cooked, roasted, anyway. One root vegi that you can eat the tops too. Double duty!

  331. Sweet potatoes made any way, yum!

  332. Carrots

  333. I cannot live without any carrots!!

  334. Sweet potatoes! Though, parsnips are underappreciated as well..

  335. Margery H says:

    Rainbow carrots!

  336. Serina Chea says:

    I’m planning on starting up my first garden next year and the multi-colored carrotts sound mighty interesting!

  337. My son and I are having great fun experimenting with carrots–we just harvested our first successful crop of carnivals and planted another round for fall harvest. This spring, though, my favorite root vegetable was the white icicle radish because my dear husband didn’t listen when I told him which types of radishes I had planted (an assortment of reds and whites, and all different shapes) and totally freaked out when he discovered something very un-red-radish looking where the radishes were supposed to be! They also had a rather unexpected hefty kick to them! :-)

    Mavis, thanks so much for your blog and your continual encouragement! I am a frequent reader after finding your blog last spring, and we are in the midst of our first pallet garden experiment as well. My dear husband already has plans for several more pallet gardens, though, since our local greenhouse says they’re free for the taking! Wahoo!

  338. My favorite root vegetable is beets, however I’ve never had them homegrown but hope to be growing my own beets and other vegs soon. Am waiting for donated wine barrel halves to arrive to plant in them. I have bought the purple carrots packet bec the packet was so beautiful. Am going to make a collage and frame them. I look forward to planting lots of new vegs and enjoying them. Thank you for this opportunity.

  339. Parsley root – delicious in soup!

  340. Love potatoes in all ways possible! Quick question…you or your “boyfriend” had a VERY COLORFUL Botanical Interests Seed Company T-SHIRT in one of your posts this last year. Can you buy those? I would love one to garden in!! You could sell a ton of them if they would sell through you…or even make it a fund raiser for St. Judes garden! Thanks so much for your blog, it makes my day joyful!

  341. KateIline says:

    Beets! Beets! Beets!

  342. Carrots

  343. Carrots!

  344. I would have to say Beets!! Nature’s candy!! I love them all! I think Goldens are my favorite beat!

  345. Jessica W.S. says:

    Potatoes! All of them, sweet, regular, purple, if it ends in potato then I love it! :)

  346. Rachel Brown says:

    Hi Mavis. I love reading your blog. A few months ago, I would have said potato. Now I am torn between turnips and potatoes. We just had some turnips out of our front yard garden and they were amazing! And, they are the same ones as the giveaway.

  347. Beets. Love them

  348. Debra Beeuwsaert says:

    My favorite would be Yukon Gold potatoes.

  349. Parsnips!!!

  350. GARLIC!! Must have! So good in everything and by itself! Good for you too!

  351. Carrots! I really want to surprise me kids sometime by planting the colorful ones without their knowledge and then send them out to harvest them. That would be a blast!

  352. English Breakfast radishes! So good sliced with Kerry Irish butter smeared on them!

  353. A.murphy tx says:

    Potatoes!! I’m Irish after all !!

  354. Helen in Meridian says:

    Beets. How dare he dump you for a brunette with braids. Wait, you have gorgeous thick blonde braids with your gnomie look. You will just have a contact your other Ryan. The one who likes to lay around all night reading seed catalogs with you is going to have to be it. But wait, didn’t he dump you too for some Hollywood chick?

  355. I am with you on purple cosmic carrots! Those are so fun and delicious! The frivolous side of me also loves radishes–because you can use the tops as well.

  356. Beets! I love them cooked in any way possible, especially pickled beets and soup beans!

  357. Beets for me too!

  358. Carrots and more carrots!

  359. Carrots. Any variety.

  360. Elizabeth says:

    Carrots……Wait! Beets! Hmmm……Hard to choose, I like them both!

  361. Tiffany C says:

    Carrots! I can eat them any and every way: raw, roasted, boiled…..yummy!

  362. Potatoes. Brings back memories growing up as we had to weed the garden after school….and potatoes/sweet potato’s among otheres were our eaten life support.. Nothing like eaten them right out of the sail….cleaned off the dirt….ummmm even raw they were good..

  363. Beets!! love them! they’re so many varieties and colors.. they’re like jewels of the dirt! beautiful colors. just throw them in the dirt.. different varieties and colors all mixed together! And come harvest it’s a colorful surprise with every one you pull!!

  364. Beets and parsnips are tied in first place, but cooked, mashed turnips or rutabagas with butter and salt are also pretty yummy.

  365. Potatoes, carrots are a close second.

  366. Carrots are my favorite!!

  367. Gotta love radishes!

  368. Scott Henley says:

    My favorite is Radishes. White, Daikon, You Name It, I Love It…….

  369. Sweet potatoes, just sweet potatoes. If you add marshmallows, brown sugar, corn syrup, etc. they are no longer vegetables.

  370. Cliff Hawley says:

    My favorite root vegetable would have to be Scarlet Nantes carrots. They always turn out so great. I tried Danvers this year and they just weren’t as good.

  371. I love sweet potatoes and am growing them this year!

  372. Michele B says:

    Sweet potatoes :)

  373. Potatoes and carrots. I love growing root vegetables. It’s always so much fun to dig in my garden and see what has grown!

  374. Potatoes for sure….but garden carrots are a close second.

  375. Charity H says:

    I gotta go with garlic!

  376. Potatoes!

  377. I love carrots! Especially pot roast carrots – so sweet!

  378. Beets! I love the pink color that comes out the spout when I juice them!! :-D

  379. Carrots carrots and more carrots!

  380. I love the carrots, especially roasted.

  381. Parsnips and celery root (I don’t know if the latter counts but hey its a two for one deal and I like that!).

  382. I like rutabagas!

  383. Any kind of carrot!! And beets are good, oh wait – radishes are amazing…and turnips too (oh, but I eat the greens mostly so maybe that doesn’t count) Oh! and garlic! Ohhhhhh, yummy garlic…
    ….No! Randi K. stick to your guns….carrots – definitely carrots :)

  384. Monica Baker says:

    i love potatoes!!!! <3

  385. Potatoes, potatoes potatoes!!

  386. MMM, Turnips!

  387. lissa beebe says:


  388. Potatoes, potatoes, POTATOES. You can do sooooo much with them!

  389. Beets! And strange enough I just started eating beets within the last few years! Love them!

  390. Beets, but I’d like to try those cosmic purple carrots tho !

  391. Beets, beets and more beets. fresh, cooked and juiced they are my Favorite

  392. I think my favorite are the beets. But a good radish comes in a close second.

  393. Carrots! Homegrown are so much better!

  394. Potatoes!

  395. Baby finger carrots :)

  396. Great Picture!! My favorite root vegetable is beets, I’m the only one in my house that will eat them. Love potatoes also but mine didn’t do that well this year, maybe I will have better luck next year. I would love to try all of the vegetables in the root collection.

  397. It’a tie between radishes and carrots!

  398. Beets as a salad hands down

  399. Asparagus, drizzled with olive oil and lots of sea salt and ground pepper. Delish. Never tire of it.

  400. Tracie Babor says:

    Beets are my fave root veggie

  401. yukon gold potatoes

  402. Carrots!

  403. Sandy Burd says:

    If I were on a deserted island, I’d have to say spuds – so good in so many ways – but right now I’m totally craving some Jerusalem artichokes!

  404. I love beets and radishes!

  405. Rachel Z. says:

    LOVE sweet potatoes!!

  406. Hands-down . . .my fav is carrots! Love them!

  407. I guess my favorite is red potatoes, but I make a roasted root medley of red potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, and onions, toss them with olive oil, put on a baking pan drizzle with some butter, parsley, onion powder, salt and pepper. Roast in the grill or in the oven at 400 degrees. Yum!-my family loves this!

  408. Beet me!

  409. Beets – I love them!

  410. Yellow beets are really yummy. Sweet potatoes in the fall
    can’t be beat!!

  411. Mmmmm….I love taters!! ;)

  412. Diana Mosier says:

    Love Rutabagas and rest sound wonderful too! Thank you for all the inspirations and tips.

  413. Parsnips! My granny taught me how to cook them when I was 12 years old and I’ve always loved them!

  414. Yukon Golds!

  415. I love sweet potatoes. There actually isn’t a root crop I don’t like. :)

  416. I love beets! They taste so earthy and delicious . I even eat the tops :+)

  417. Celia Tock says:

    I love beets, and the rest of my family prefers carrots. I like carrot mixtures…my girls love pulling and eating them too!

  418. I love to juice and eat raw veggies. My favorite for both is carrots…I also love to juice beets..

  419. Being an English gal, it has to be parsnips…just LOVE em roasted :-)

  420. Carrots!!! They go with everything!!!!!!

  421. Joan Blurton says:

    CARROTS!!!!!!!!!!!! Orange carrots, yellow carrots, purple carrots, small carrots, big carrots, weird shape carrots, sweet carrots, naughty carrots. teehee

  422. It’s a toss up between potato and carrot.

  423. I love any root vegetable that is fresh out of the garden. Wipe the dirt off and munch away. Carrots are the best!

  424. Mary Ellen says:

    The Carrots of course! thanks for the give a way!

  425. My giant Kuroda carrots are starting to grow on me… Looks like I’ll have a giant harvest to make up for my dismal tomato year.

  426. Nancy Hehre says:

    Potatoes, nothing beats a dressed baked potato! Or Potato leek soup on a cold day

  427. Ellen Green says:

    I love turnips, and turnip greens best. Even when I was a little girl, turnip greens were a favorite!

  428. Carrots! any kind

  429. Parsnips!

  430. Syd Vishus says:

    I love GREENS! Especially BEET Greens and CHARD!

  431. Jonelle Lesniak says:

    Carrots, potatoes or beets- can’t choose just one!

  432. I love carrots & would really like to try the carnival blend!

  433. Paty McCloskey says:

    I love Sweet Potatoes. I love all kinds….the white ones are my new favorite!

  434. Arcelia Castillo says:

    Potatoes and BEETS!! :) thank for the giveaway!

  435. Gloria Sande says:

    Carrots of any color are a favorite with us.

  436. Chelsey Lynn says:

    My favorite is the Carrot Cosmic Purple. I’m learning to use natural dyes in food instead of artificial and these provide a great color!

  437. Rev. Alan Ivan Jr. says:

    I would have to say potatoes all.

  438. Sheryle G says:


  439. I like carrots best. We have 5 pet bunnies and they love them too.

  440. Sara Pimentel says:

    I looove sweet potatoes, but I have a new love of juicing beets :)

  441. BEETS…..because they grow and don’t die on me.

  442. Kristine Roehl says:

    I love beets.

  443. Multi color carrots!!

  444. Potatoes! Planning some towers for my Fall/Winter crop, and roasting some chips to go with my homemade ketsup tonight!

  445. Beets are my all time favorite. Everyone in our family will eat them with out any problems! But also love potatoes, sweet, yukon gold, or red!

  446. yuca root. but honestly, i just love food..

  447. Multi colored carrots or beets – so hard to choose! Thrilled with my first order from your online boyfriend’s company. Thank you for sharing him with us : )

  448. Leah Elliott says:

    My favorite root vegetable is golden beets. I used to not care for beets at all but I know they are really good for me. So I just kept trying them. Now they are my favorite;)

  449. Parsnips are the best!

  450. Deborah Andrews says:

    love love love carrots.

  451. I have been struggling with weight since my teenage years. I never ate vegetables at all for days, even weeks, at a time. Just about a year ago (now approaching 40 yrs old), I started introducing them back into my life and at first they made me so sick. My body just wasn’t used to it. Now, I crave salads and all kinds of vegetables every day! It’s exciting, and the flavors are amazing. One that I was not at all anxious to try again in adulthood were beets. I hated them as a child. Today, I can’t have a salad without adding my beets!! I LOVE THEM!! Rediscovering radishes, beets, parsnips, has really been a joy! Thank you for doing these give-aways!!! A true blessing!

  452. I love radishes!! I snack on them with a little dab of ranch dressing to dip them in. Sure is a lot healthier than chips!! You don’t need a large space to grow them, either. :)

  453. Elizabeth D says:

    Definitely Sweet Potatoes! My toddler learned to LOVE veggies and growing food by eating her sweet potatoes mommy grew!

  454. Heidi Stolz says:

    Carrots are my favorite!

  455. That is a hard question to answer! I love them all! But rutabagas would have to be the winner.

  456. We love carrots. Plus we use them in your carrot cake jam recipe . Yummy!

  457. Sweet Potatoes with Carrots running a close second!

  458. Beets, most definitely, and I didn’t have much luck with this summers crop either. I’d love to try again with some new heirloom seeds!

  459. Alisa Mahoney says:

    Turnips and carrots!

  460. Colleen B says:

    My favorite is parsnips. I wish they had never been superseded by carrots, they are so much tastier!

  461. Sweet potatoes-Georgia Reds

  462. I love carrots! One of my favorite ways to eat them is to roast them in the oven. Cole slaw wouldn’t be the same without them. Wings would be boring. That dash of color from a few shaved slices into a salad are essential. Soup, mm mm mm. :) Well you get it.. There are lots of reasons to like them and I do. I like them alot.

  463. My favorite root vegetable has to be a potato. I love them all equally, but nothing beats a yummy potato.

  464. Forgot how much I love beets until I picked some up at the farmers market a few weeks ago, but they are at a tie with carrots.

  465. I love a roasted beet salad with blue cheese, walnuts, pears, and red onion. Would love to try other varieties of beets.

  466. Kate Gwinn says:

    What can I say? I’m a beet and rutabaga girl all the way! My boys? They single handed harvested and ate all the carrots in two sittings! Oh well. There are worse things than preschoolers eating up all the carrots in the garden.

  467. Carrots for sure…and my yorkies love them too.

  468. My kiddos love funky colored veggies, like the purple and red carrots. :)

  469. Nicole Justus says:

    Carrots! All colors! I grew the Carnival blend in the spring, and it was so fun to pull up all the different colors!

  470. Grew fingerling potatoes for the first time and Loved them!

  471. Lisa Rogers says:

    As a breast cancer survivor I quickly had to learn to change my diet. NO MORE PROCESSED FOOD!! I was a frozen dinner, fast food drive thru junkie. Now raw food is at least 50% of my diet and what I grow or buy organically comprises that. I am working with my grandfather on a green house to start more plants from seedlings. Hands down, raw carrots are the easiest and tastiest root veggie for me. Food is my number one weapon against keeping the cancer from ever coming back!

  472. Joan Richard says:

    Beets! I love them. I like the heirloom and Detroit dark. But I am really going to try to grow the White Albino Beet. I think having all the different colored beets with the white would be stunning to look at and yummy to eat!

  473. Love, love Radishes! Purple sparklers have quite the kick!

  474. I gotta go with the potato… cause they can’t feel anything!

  475. Potatoes with out a doubt, all kinds and colors!

  476. DeeJay Phillips says:

    Potatoes are my favorite root veggie

  477. Anna M. Lavender says:

    Man oh man I had to scroll!!! I love Parsnips. They are so pungent and sweet at the same time.

  478. Beets are my all time favorite. Juiced, baked, pickled and fermented ! This collection reminds me of Gems, another passion of mine ! Mavis, your site is truly inspiring !

  479. Laura Carpenter says:

    I love beets. They are delicious.

  480. We love beets!

  481. My favorite root veggie is carrots!
    My favorite seed company is Botanical Interest!

  482. Meredith C. says:

    Gotta go with carrots, too–though beets and radishes are great as well!

  483. I really enjoy chopped turnips, sauteed in a little olive oil until they melt in your mouth.

  484. Beets!

  485. Sweet Potatoes, that’s a ‘root’ veggie, right? Though yellow heirloom carrots are darn good too.

  486. Tried something new this summer. Salsify.Very unique. Love parsnips too.

  487. Allison Mackey says:

    Goodness, it’s hard to pick one. I think I must go with sweet potatoes = YUMMMMMY

  488. Heather Cansler says:

    I love radishes! Although, carrots and potatoes come in closely behind.

  489. Sweet potato…..but wait…..beets, turnips, potato, carrots, and the list goes on.

  490. Radishes any kind

  491. I love parsnips! Mashed with butter!

  492. Krystle L. says:

    I has to be POTATOES! They are just so versatile (and yummy, can’t forget yummy!)

  493. Love them all, but parsnips are a real favorite!

  494. I never liked beets until I had them fresh from my neighbors garden. Now I plant at least 3 different types each year.

  495. Beets! What could be any better than some warm beets in butter? NOTHING!!

  496. Kimberly R says:

    Beets are the best!

  497. Carrots, but have tried to eat more beets, parsnips and turnips this summer to mix it up at bit.

  498. Tina Meismer says:

    I have to go with potatoes – especially sweet potatoes.

  499. Nicole John says:

    Carrots! The purple carrots sound really cool!

  500. Oh yeah my favorite all time root veggie would be carrots. Yep I love carrots in all colors…purple, orange, yellow and white. I love giving them away to people who always remark how they never saw carrots in such a variety of colors. Love Botanical Interests too!

  501. I love sweet potatoes! Hope to grow at least three kinds next year.

  502. Which one? So many to choose from. I love beets, but I am getting to enjoy celeriac – Great as a Halloween creature!!

  503. Carrots! We grow lots because my daughter is known as “The Carrot Monster”!!

  504. Carrots of any kind!

  505. I love beets!

  506. Difficult choice, but I think I’ll go with turnips. Love to smother-fry (oil or bacon drippings only — no water) them down with onions, and sometimes add bacon or sausage or ham!

  507. I love carrots. I have the most success with them in my garden.

  508. Cris Wentz says:

    Parsnips are my most favorite. Roasted until soft and nearly carmelized….or cooked up with roast or in beef stew. They make my tummy happy.

  509. Michelle Shores says:

    I love beets! My favorite are candy cane.

  510. Parsnips. No question about it, my favorite root vegetables are parsnips!!!!

  511. Since I’m of Irish descent, of course my favorite root veggie is: potatoes!!!! Baked, mashed, au gratin . . . haven’t met a way of preparing a potato that I haven’t loved. :) My favorite is a baked potato covered with salsa, cheese and sour cream. Yum!!!

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