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Patty S
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« on: November 18, 2008, 12:53:11 PM »

I let the last of my lettuce (from the spring planting) go to seed, & replanted some of them about a month ago.  They're doing fine, but are a lot slower than the spring crop was.  Peggy tells me that they're getting frost (25 miles south of where I am) but we don't expect to see any of that for another couple months, if at all. 

I would have planted peas too, if I hadn't have run out of them.  It wasn't a good year for peas in my garden & they didn't last very long at all.  (Had I known it was gunna be a short year for them, I'd have saved some of the seeds, rather than eating them!)

I leave my beets in the ground & pull them as needed during the winter months.  (My Mom says that they get woody that way, but I haven't noticed a problem like that.) I didn't plant carrots this year, cuz I have too much clay & rock in the gardens... (I need to work up a special place to plant those, with losta compost & sand that goes deeper than other areas of the garden.)  But if I were to have successful carrots growing, they'd be in the ground all winter as well.  We always left them in, when we lived in Montana (under lotsa mulch), & it was always a treat to have fresh, crisp carrots in the middle of winter.  (Mom claims that carrots get woody that way too, but again, I never noticed it.  Maybe I was growing a type that don't get that way.) 

Anyone else have winter crops, or things that are staying in the ground?

OH!  my potatoes are still in the tire tower that we maintained this year. 
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We'd never tried that before, but thanx to Peggy*... & the fact that she runs all the rubber off her car by driving to & from Roseburg all the time, the tower went 6 tires high.   I have no idea how they're doing, but when we run outta taters here in the house, I plan to knock a tire or 2 off & find out!

*Does that mean I hafta share my spuds with her?!
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 02:09:19 PM »

I love fresh carrots. Nothing better than popping one of those suckers right outta the ground, washing him off and eating him right then and there.

We have never done a lot of winter crops etc. Around our area the biggest winter drop would probably be wheat.
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 02:27:06 PM »

 
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I love fresh carrots. Nothing better than popping one of those suckers right outta the ground, washing him off and eating him right then and there.

You WASH 'em?!! 

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 04:12:16 PM »

LOL! Nope don't gotta share your spuds with me!

I noticed you said you weren't expecting any frost? The three years we've been here, we've gotten several heavy frosts.... and I wondered if potatoes really did okay when they freeze?

We are doing absolutely nothing in our garden right now, which is good, I needed the break. Too much to do sometimes. 

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