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growing carrots over winter

Posted by orangedragonfly z6 mass (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 30, 08 at 8:22

I thought I just read this in another post. Is this possible on the Mass eastern coast? Ive had carrots in the ground for a month, and they only have about 3-4 inches of growth on top and look tiny. Will they be ok to eat in the spring next year? I always hear about woody carrots, will this happen if I leave them in the ground until next year?


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RE: growing carrots over winter

I sow my fall/winter carrots in mid July, and mine are about 4 inches tall. When it starts to get really cold, I cover the whole bed thickly with hay, packing it in tightly around the carrots. I dig them on sunny afternoons throughout the winter, digging enough for a couple of weeks. They're sweet and delicious. If you wait until spring to dig, be sure and dig them before they start to grow again.


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RE: growing carrots over winter

I do the same thing with carrots - mulch them and use them all winter. Sometimes the tops freeze, but most of the carrot is still good and much tastier than store-bought.


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