We grow a good supply of carrots for fresh eating and juicing throughout the winter. We’ve found that a tall glass of carrot juice makes a very satisfying and nutritious evening meal without overloading our digestive system. Delicious juice! This first carrot harvest is from a 40′ row planted in spring – two more 40′ rows are still in the ground, and one of those will remain to be mulched very heavily with straw and harvested throughout winter…ground stored carrots become SUPER sweet as temperatures fall! We lost these ground stored carrots to voles one winter, but now use non-toxic MoleMax to repel these rodents 100% control so far.
The carrot harvest is layered with sand in large galvanized tubs, stored in our unheated garage. Stored carrots stay in good shape until early to mid spring, and any left at that time will be dried to further preserve. Carrots are very easy to grow, with the most demanding chore being thinning the young plants.