I had high hopes as I went to the garden to see if I could harvest some of the carrots that I had overwintered in the garden. These carrots were not very sweet-tasting last fall so I decided to leave them in ground and cover them with a foot of straw. I was hoping that the cold would sweeten them up and we could have carrots from the garden in the spring.
As you can see in the picture below, the carrots did not fare well over the winter. I’m not sure if it was the constant change in temperature that we had this winter or something else, but the carrots turned to mush. Stinky mush!
Since we’re not completely dependent on the garden for our food we’ll be okay without the carrots, but I’d like to try again next year and successfully keep carrots in the garden over the winter.
Have you overwintered carrots in your garden before? Any tips?