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I may have waited a few days too long!

Postby Heidi S » Oct 24, 2012 8:58 pm

i had a very busy weekend working Thursday through Monday, and didn't get back to the veggie patch until today. I knew that our over night temps were approaching -10, but discovered that my leeks were frozen solid when I went to dig them up this afternoon. The ice in the raised bed went down about 6 inches.

I had to lever them out with a spading fork, and it took some doing, but I got them out (a little battered mind you), so leek and potato soup tomorrow....

Now about those last two rows of carrots I hadn't harvested... And they were nice ones too! I might still be able to get them out this next weekend, as the temp will rise - when the snow starts. But I have my doubts about their condition - Phooey!
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Re: I may have waited a few days too long!

Postby kelly_m » Oct 24, 2012 10:43 pm

Three volunteer potatoe plants.....got 4 taters off one and one off the other two! LOL only 2 carrots and half my onions started to sprout again!! Will dig up the leeks this weekend...but potatoe and leek soup here too!!!!!
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Re: I may have waited a few days too long!

Postby Eeyore » Oct 25, 2012 9:47 am

The carrots may be fine. If not you can always cook and mash them to use in soups, breads or muffins through the winter.
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