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March 10, 2009

I'm on the board! The Big Weigh in

With a whopping pound and a half of baby carrots!

I marked down March 9th as the day of my first harvest of this year. And here's the haul:
After my happy accident last year where I was able to harvest some tender baby carrots early in the year from late fall planted carrots I've put this little trick on my list of must-do's every year.

There's not a lot to them I know, but the flavor is out of this world! Something about a freezing winter to make them sweet. If you haven't tried it, keep it in mind for next year. I'm planning even more this year.

Grow on!


Steph said...

Lovely baby carrots! What was that happy accident? What should I accidentally do this fall?

Darren (Green Change) said...

They look delicious! So how are you going to cook them?

Kate@LivingTheFrugalLife said...

Woot! Congratulations. They look very nice. I can't wait for my first harvest, but at least I can live vicariously through yours.

Chiot's Run said...

How exciting! I harvested 3 lbs of super baby carrots from the cold frame yesterday. I'm hoping to get beets in there ASAP!

Anonymous said...

I WANT DETAILS! I've never heard of growing carrots over the winter. I live in the midwest, so we have similar winters, a bit more temperate then Utah (I used to live in Utah, so I know what the weather is like). I'd love to do this, the only thing I have planted in my garden over the winter is garlic, I'd love to have more in there. When do you plant the carrots? Any protection? Special care? DETAILS PLEASE.

Sandy said...

Did you chop the greens off or is that all there was? I've got some overwintered carrots growing but the greens don't look that huge yet and I haven't checked to see how big the actual carrots might be, assuming that they needed bigger greens first!

ilex said...

Traditionally, carrots were stored in the ground over winter, but under a thick layer of straw. Storing them that way does something spectacular to them, to be sure. The last crop was simply left in the ground to be dug up as needed and would last though the "starving season", spring. The old ways really are the best ways.

LannaM said...

Oooh, where did you get your produce scale? I need to track one down for myself in the near future. :)

P~ said...

Lanna~ I can't remember where we picked ours up, but you can find one online at the Peddlers wagon.
Good luck