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Re: Winter Garden

Postby davefrombc » Apr 16, 2012 9:58 pm

Damp sand and sawdust are the two old standbys for keeping root crops in over winter. The prairie members can tell you of the root cellars where root crops , cabbages and squash were kept over winter. Those were the survival strategies back before fridges, freezers and packaged foods. A root cellar is still a great way to go for gardeners with the room and suitable ground.
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Re: Winter Garden

Postby Laura » Apr 16, 2012 10:13 pm

I over-wintered some carrot one year by mistake ... I was sure I had cleared all the carrots out so did not bother to go through the garden at end of season.Hubby was too busy at work to rake so we did a quick run over the lawn with the mower to pick up the leaves and left the ones on the gardens for the spring.

That spring while doing clean up in the Patch ...I found carrots !! ... they were not growing but were nice and crisp and we had spring carrots for supper that night.It was a great surprise.

I guess if you have the right conditions you could garden in the winter but the particulars of doing so would make it a mammoth task I would think ..... course I am not a garden guru like said woman with the basket of fresh goodies and trying to sell a book .... wink wink.
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Re: Winter Garden

Postby Dumbo » Apr 16, 2012 11:44 pm

I'm going to write my own gardening book and sell it to unsuspecting people.
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Re: Winter Garden

Postby davefrombc » Apr 17, 2012 12:26 am

Uh oh ..... Folks , he's picking our brains to write a book and make a fortune at our expense . We give him all the tips . he makes the money .. Sigh .. Just not fair .
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Re: Winter Garden

Postby Dumbo » Apr 17, 2012 12:51 am

I just need a good useless award I can buy and a pen name.
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Re: Winter Garden

Postby OGrubber » Apr 17, 2012 7:49 am

davefrombc wrote:. ... We give him all the tips . he makes the money ...


Sigh. Had my suspicions.
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Re: Winter Garden

Postby kelly_m » Apr 17, 2012 9:04 am

Dumbo wrote:I just need a good useless award I can buy and a pen name.


The Golden Shovel award...... 8)

B.S. Pyles...... :twisted:
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Re: Winter Garden

Postby Laura » Apr 17, 2012 9:06 am

...BUT ..... did we give him the right answers ?


....Bwa ha ha ha ha ...to quote Kelly.
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Re: Winter Garden

Postby davefrombc » Apr 17, 2012 9:35 am

He'll find out when he publishes his book and the ummm (law) suits hit the fan :twisted:
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Re: Winter Garden

Postby Dumbo » Apr 17, 2012 12:51 pm

I'm going to call myself Ogrubs Guffaw and direct people here so Ogrubber can answer them and they will think it's me!

I started a website called the Golden Carrot. I paid myself to use a Golden Carrot award.

I already copied Ogrubbers science of "Solarization". It will be in my first chapter.

k. Just need Ogrubbers input on plant spacing, nutrient requirements and all that other boring stuff.

Hiring a stripper from the down the street to pose for my book cover bent over in the dirt while holding a chrome plated trellis in one hand and a pitch fork in the other.

I now have all the elements of a great book.

Now to see how much Canadian Gardening charges to pimp it...
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