Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Coffee Substitute?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 9:27 am

» Howdy, from Central Florida
by AtlantaMarie Today at 9:26 am

» Biochar?
by SQWIB Today at 8:18 am

» My Compost Bin
by SQWIB Today at 8:09 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson Today at 3:42 am

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson Today at 3:32 am

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by sanderson Today at 3:30 am

» Today's Harvest
by sanderson Today at 3:27 am

» Worm bin?
by sanderson Today at 3:24 am

» Compost pit?
by No_Such_Reality Today at 12:05 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in October 2017
by Mimi2 Yesterday at 7:33 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:20 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY - ENDS 10/20/17
by brianj555 Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:55 am

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 10:36 am

» Spaghetti Squash ?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:28 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 10/21/2017, 5:34 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 10/21/2017, 5:16 pm

» Frames for SFG Beds - Versitile PVC frames for Protection
by sanderson 10/21/2017, 4:10 pm

» California's Drought
by AtlantaMarie 10/21/2017, 10:04 am

» Hello from a 7b zone
by AtlantaMarie 10/21/2017, 10:00 am

» Newbie from Ayrshire, West Coast of Scotland
by plantoid 10/21/2017, 7:27 am

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson 10/21/2017, 12:08 am

» Mels book
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 11:54 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by countrynaturals 10/20/2017, 11:34 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 3:38 am

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 3:07 am

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by LizDTM 10/20/2017, 12:21 am

» How to Grow Better Tomatoes
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:59 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:54 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Blizzard Harvest

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Blizzard Harvest

Post  jerzyjen on 3/3/2010, 2:34 pm

Yay now that the new forum is here I feel comfortable posting my pics. Anyway, I thought I would share my harvest from one of the big blizzards we had out here recently in the Northeast. I wanted to make some homemade chicken noodle soup and of course needed some carrots. Out to the garden to get some.... where's the snow shovel honey?









I read somewhere (probably mels book) that some root veggies can overwinter in the ground. So to test this theory, I left a box of carrots in and just threw the hay right over it. These carrots were just as tasty as the ones I harvested in the fall in the box next to it.

Hurry up spring! I can't take much more of this!
avatar
jerzyjen

Female Posts : 210
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 41
Location : Burlington County, NJ - Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Blizzard Harvest

Post  Theresa on 3/3/2010, 4:55 pm

WOW that's AWESOME!

Theresa

FOUNDER SFG forum 2009

certified SFG instructor

Female Posts : 211
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 63
Location : Illinois Z6

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Blizzard harvest

Post  Ray'ssfg on 3/3/2010, 6:24 pm

Fantastic photos jerzyjen

Amazing that the carrots don't rot before they freeze.

This is what is fantastic about this site to see what people are doing around the world.
As we don't get any snow I don't know how you cope with all that.

Ray in sunny down under
avatar
Ray'ssfg

Male Posts : 122
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 71
Location : Paynesville, Victoria, Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Blizzard Harvest

Post  boffer on 3/3/2010, 7:27 pm

Hi Jen,

I've overwintered carrots in the box for four years with no protection, and they did great. This year we had several spells of record low temps, and my carrots have turned to mush. I've already bought the straw to cover them with next winter!

Overwintered carrots will start to grow again in the spring, but they don't taste as good then-we give them to our dogs. It's fun to let a few grow to see what a carrot plant and flower look like-think Queen Anne's Lace-they're cousins.
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Blizzard Harvest

Post  Lavender Debs on 3/3/2010, 8:33 pm

I have found that my carrots can take freezing and snow, what they cannot handle is freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw. But that has always been at ground level, Don't know what will happen in a square.

Deborah....who for once doesn't have to dream about "someday when the snow melts"
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Blizzard Harvest

Post  happyfrog on 3/5/2010, 8:45 am

i am curiuos to see what my carrots do. they weren't ready by any stertch of the imagination in november so i left them in the ground. the greens on top are still green . . . wondering if the root will grow yet into proper carrots or it'll be a loss. either we'll eat them or they'll be compost so no big loss i figure. Smile

happyfrog

Female Posts : 625
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Blizzard Harvest

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum