Saturday, January 9, 2010

January Carrot Harvest


It's been freaking freezing around here for weeks now. Today is the first sunny day in the 40s that we've had in quite awhile, so I seized the opportunity to get out in the garden. We've had these carrots growing under a hoop house with shade cloth all winter. A couple of weeks ago, it got cold and stayed cold, and the tops of these carrots died. I know the convention is to mulch carrots in 6 inches or so of straw to keep them all winter, but well, we didn't get around to it in time. Still, extending the harvest to January ain't bad.

The chickens thought it was a good day to work in the garden, too.

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