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Winter Carrots

Growing carrots all year long is possible in even cold climates.  In late summer plant carrots and then cover them with 3-4" of hay in the late fall.

I like to use carrot varieties that are shorter for winter carrots.  These are carrots that when mature are shorter t

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han some of their counterparts.  

By planting the carrots late in the summer they will have a chance to grow throughout the fall.  When you cover them with the hay they will be protected from a deep freeze.  The cold will actually make the carrots sweeter.  In late winter you can pull the hay aside and carefully pull up your carrots.  Depending on how many you plant, you can have these tasty treats for weeks.

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