Overwintering carrots can provide a sweet early spring garden surprise.
Digging in the garden during our lunch break at Nourish Wellness in mid March, Medical Assistant Randi and I harvested the overwintered carrots! Just wished to share the bounty with you! We planted these beauties late in autumn as we prepared the garden boxes for winter. They grew quietly tucked under their snow blanket, and getting crisp and sweet as nature concentrates sugars in the root to help act as a natural antifreeze. If you try this next year, be sure to harvest the carrots before the garden fully thaws to prevent flowering, after which the carrots will become inedible. If your plants flower, no worries! Let them go to seed and you will be all set to plant for next season’s crop!
Written by: Ann C. Collins, MD, RYT
Photo Credit: Ann C. Collins, MD, RYT