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Carrots, At Last!

Postby Heidi S » Nov 03, 2012 7:57 pm

Well, these were still in the ground when the cold hit, and then the big snow storm, and while I managed to lever the leeks out of the frozen ground, I couldn't get the carrots out. However, today the temp is +5 and the snow is melting, so I rummaged around with my spading fork and managed to get these ones out. I suspect there may still be some in the ground, but I will leave those to become compost, I suppose.

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Re: Carrots, At Last!

Postby Eeyore » Nov 03, 2012 8:56 pm

Bet you they will be sweet and tasty Heidi!
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Re: Carrots, At Last!

Postby B_BQ » Nov 04, 2012 9:34 am

What a nice haul! A little trim and a scrub with a soft nailbrush and they'll be so sweet and tasty.

I still have carrots in the ground too. Fortunately we've not had freezing temps yet and the soil is still very soft. I've been picking them as needed, but I think I'll listen to the weather forecast and once a 'heads up' is given for a plunge in temps then I'll dig up the rest.

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Re: Carrots, At Last!

Postby Northpine » Nov 04, 2012 12:39 pm

I've been caught a couple of times by leaving carrots too long in the ground because I like to leave them as long as possible since they don't mind the cold at all and it means the less time I have to store them indoors. On the other hand I hate digging them out of the snow.
Glad you got to harvest yours. As others said, they are going to be super sweet.
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Re: Carrots, At Last!

Postby Heidi S » Nov 04, 2012 11:50 pm

We ate some for tonight's supper - they were crispy and yummy! - So, I can honestly say the freezing did not cause any problems. Good to know - but it was hard work getting them out of the ground even having defrosted some. Of course, the big freeze was early and caught me by surprise then the 26 cm of snow on top, and I thought I was stuck with orange compost. Lesson learned - and they are the best carrots I have ever grown too!
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Re: Carrots, At Last!

Postby davefrombc » Nov 05, 2012 12:50 pm

The ones that are left in the ground should be ok until you dig them out too.. If left 'til spring get them before they start regrowing though. that's when they go woody .
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