The ground is beginning to freeze, decided to dig up all, well most, of my root vegetables before the ground freezes completely.
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This is the last of the lutz beets. They will be placed in storage for later use. Weight: 5 pounds.
Celeraics are small this year. Must amend the soil before planting next year. All that only weighed 1¾ pounds. After peeling, had enough to add to a beef stew.
Carrots did not do well. Was making chicken broth for the freezer. The damaged and small carrots went into the pot together with some celeriac leaves, green part of the leeks. parsley (no phtoto) and a few slices of ginger. Remainder went into a beef stew together with the celeriac and onion (in storage). Weight: 2½ pounds.
Leeks were skinny. Weight: ¾ pound. Parsnips are good size. Weight: 1 pound (the 2 big ones together). Will braise and freeze for a future meal. Decided to leave some of the leeks and parsnip in the ground to harvest as needed through the winter months. My friend Rose gave me some chopped leaves which I used to cover the beds. Hope this will offer some winter protection.
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