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Old 01-23-2017, 10:49 PM
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Carrots!!!!!!!!!! These don't even have an extra layer of protection. Also, they are in the northest part of the tunnel, getting more shade than the rest.
Their taste is extremely sweet.

But I have to wait on sunny days to harvest carrots otherwise the soil is too frozen.
Were the carrots 'growing'? Or just hanging out?

Carrots hang out well in the ground under a foot of snow.

Carrots also do well in a root cellar or basement at 20F. I have not tried it [yet], but multiple of my fellow Farmer's Market Vendors tell me that frozen carrots converter starches to sugar, and the juice will l ferment into a great wine. While Summer/Fall carrots do not have enough sugar to ferment well.
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Carrots...I have tried overwintering them in situ, and found them to be either gnawed by mice, or frozen on the top inch. Someone somewhere said to make a hardware cloth "cage" to line the area where you plant the carrots, cover it tightly with more hardware cloth, and this keeps the mice out. But the freezing aspect, would a bale of straw prevent the freeze?
We are zone 4, it gets 20 below (at least) every winter.
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My 2018 garden is about 50% planted....there was literally NO spring due to 18 inches of snow mid-April. So I was left with desperate seedlings (onion, shallot, Cole crops, 'maters & peppers) and potatoes pre-sprouting to great lengths.
After I pulled back winter mulch, after w weeks I noticed quite a lot of selfseeded veggies: surprised by carrots, parsley, joined by the usual tomatoes, chives, lettuces, cilantro & dill. Plus onions (which I leave in ground intentionally, to collect seeds).
Am remembering a few carrots went to seed last Fall-- these were Kuroda variety, will be interesting to see if they come true from parent's seed.
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People here should look up Eliot Coleman. Great stuff from him on growing in winters with greenhouses in Maine.
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I don't need a greenhouse to withstand cold temps, I need one to withstand our WINDS. July seems to be my "blow the greenhouse away" month. 2 years in a row, now.
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For a tour of my greenhouse.

Thank you for this informative video. Along with your greenhouse build video I have gained great knowledge and plan so so something similar in my zone 8 Southern Utah green house next year. I will dig down. I will insulate, I will add some sort of natural gas heat, and my plans call for it being the garden exit for a casita in my yard. I am guessing the walkway from the casita to the greenhouse door will need to be an elevated walkway but I believe this will be the best option for me in the mountainous area of Southwest Utah.
Thank you again, your videos have been informative and helpful.
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