From the garden: Parsnips.
Harvest about 5½ pounds of parsnips. Most were like the ones in the middle of the above photo, about 7 inches long and about 2 inches in diameter. The smaller ones on the right were still usable.
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From containers that were overwintered in the garage: Carrots and Beets.
The above carrots and beets were grown directly in containers, not transplants. Late last summer I had a couple of extra spare containers so decided to sow the leftover carrot and beet seeds in them, not sure if I would get a harvest but figured I had nothing to lose. Look at those baby carrots and beets! Munched on a few of the carrots, they were sweet and crunchy.
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From my foam ice chest garden (transplants): Leeks, Carrots and Celeriac.
In my 11/9/15 post (click on link and scroll down) I talked about an overwintering experiment with transplanted root crops. Photo below (taken 11/5/15) shows what my winter ice chest garden looked like with the transplanted leeks, carrots and celeriac.
Photo below (taken 3/20/16) shows what the ice chest garden looked like last week.
The celeriac leaves were the first to turn yellow and were removed in January. The carrot leaves were all yellowed. The outer leek greens yellowed as well but the inner leaves were light green and usable.
RESULTS: All 3 transplanted root crops, 2 leeks, 3 carrots and 2 celeriac, overwintered well in my garage, they were firm and the quality was excellent.
CONCLUSION: Am pleased with the results and consider the experiment a success. From now on I am definitely going to overwinter a good portion of my leeks, carrots and celeriac, beets also, using this method but will transplant each into its own foam ice chest as I think it will make harvesting throughout the winter easier.
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