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Monday, March 11, 2013

Just harvested - A handful of winter cold frame carrots..


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  1. I did the same thing today!

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  2. Mine aren't that big so going to let them grow a bit more. But goodness..wonderful weather heh!!! Yours look and I know..taste delicious. Nice snow photo )))

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  3. I harvested some too, and was so happy to see what a nice size they were and how sweet they taste after a cold winter. Yum! Love my cold frame.... :)

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    1. I'm so glad you're enjoying your frame Joan!! It's amazing what one can grow - even in cold climates! :)

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  4. Wow, well done, those are nicer than the carrots I harvest in August!
    Definitely going to start 'cold framing' next year!!

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  5. Fantastic!! I'm just making a rather large pot of gingered carrot soup to use up some of my carrots, I think I may have planted a few too many this year...

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  6. Nice carrots! I am so craving real fresh grown food right now! Just bought your book, Niki, and I love it. I would have liked to see you at the Canada Blooms last week since we were in the Toronto area, but we had schedule conflicts :( So near and yet so far...

    Anyway, I live 8 hrs north of Toronto, up near Sault Ste. Marie, in a Zone 4 garden area and you have inspired me to build a cold frame this year. Right now the snow is melting on my house's west wall, and I want to know if it might be feasible to place a cold frame there. Maybe sloping towards the short end so that the slope still faces south? The other option, the only unshaded slightly sloping south facing area I have, is always knee deep in snow in winter. It is the area the snow drifts through heavily, so sometimes it is under 4-5ft of hard packed snow! It might be worth trying too because I might be able to clear it off some years.

    Just wondering what you think. Thanks.

    Linda

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  7. Hi,
    I have a cold frame but did not use it last year. Therefore it is now filled with snow. I have shoveled a lot out now, and have put the covers on. Would it be possible for me to add black gold and plant some arugula or something and put the tops back on? The ground is solid now, that's why I had the idea of the black gold.
    Thanks!
    Jen

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    1. Great question! And you're already doing everything right.. once the top is back on, the ground will soon thaw. You can add some compost/worm poop/ aged manure when it's thawed, mix it in and then plant. Arugula, lettuce, carrots, other salad crops, beets, radishes, Asian greens, etc.. so much can be planted in there right now. Keep me posted!

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