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Monday, December 21, 2015

Carrots and Snapdragons...in December?

The carrots I planted this fall continue to grow in the garden.  I've left a little batch of them to see how well they'll do as we go through various cold spells.  I put some straw squares around the plants to help the ground from changing too suddenly in temperature.


Our temperatures go up and down.  We're currently in a warm spell again so I decided harvest a few carrots today.  They were so sweet.


Meanwhile, on the patio, the container of snapdragons continues to have blooms.  The top blooms got a little frozen last week, but the plant is still fine.


Looking at warm weather through Christmas then a winter storm may move in.


14 comments:

  1. We love to snack on carrots. You are lucky to still have them growing! The snaps are beautiful.

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  2. THat's amazing that we are at the solstice and you're still gardening.
    I really wish I had done some fall gardening this year--it would have actually worked with our climate weirdness.
    I do still have ONE Kale plant that is keeping me supplied. Very odd considering this time last year we were snowmobiling and skiing.......
    Merry Christmas

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  3. How nice for you to have fresh carrots and lovely snapdragons in your December gardens.

    Have a lovely Christmas ~ FlowerLady

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  4. Isn't this strange weather? I pulled out all my annuals -- but I have friends who didn't and they're growing AND blooming! I hope this doesn't mean we'll have an awful January! I am so getting used to 50 and 60 degree winter days! LOL!

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  5. It has been a crazy year, hasn't it? We have had the warmed December on record I think... Our roses are trying to sprout some growth.. That is NOT good...

    Merry Christmas to YOU.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. I grew so many carrots this year in just seven square feet. It was incredible! They were delicious, too. We're still eating them... I didn't have any snapdragons this year, unfortunately. :(

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  7. Merry Christmas!!! The heat wave continues for the eastern side of the US! That's crazy to have Snapdragons blooming during this month. I guess enjoy them until the colder weather arrives? If it arrives? Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

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  8. You're a gardener fantastic! Congratulations carrots.
    Merry Christmas :)

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  9. Merry Christmas. It certainly was a warm one here too.

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  10. Hello! I do not have your email so I want to thank you for sharing about the cat who speed-dialed relatives in TN!!! lol That is too funny. I wish you and your husband a blessed New Year! xo

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  11. My attempts to grow carrots have always ended in failure. But thought of sweet carrots right from the garden has me thinking I should give it another try...

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  12. Fresh carrots in winter in sounds wonderful. We are buried under several inches of frozen rain and sleet. Wishing you a happy Christmas and looking forward to your posts in 2016.

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  13. For some reason I thought I had commented on this post. So sorry! Here I am--finally. Carrots in winter-yum! I read where they can winter over in the ground beautifully. I still have quite a few but because they got so big and woody before it got cold they are a bit over done if you know what I mean. Yours look perfect! Happy New Year to you!

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