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Seed Crops that Didn't Survive the winter.

Sunday, 15 Apr 12 Snow 13°C / 55°F

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The carrot, beet, and turnip roots that were planted for seed production all died during the winter. It was an unusual winter without the typical snow-cover.

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Day 178

Beet, 'Landrace' -- Seed Production

Beta vulgaris

Dead [[Archived]]

Day 213

Carrot Landrace -- Seed Production

Daucus carota subsp. sativus

Dead [[Archived]]

Day 257

Turnip, Purple Top White Globe -- Seed Production

Brassica rapa (Rapa Group)

Dead. Last year roots survived on top of the ground. [[Archived]]

North Field -- Archived garden

Hardly any snow cover this winter. Froze too deeply.


  • crochetkim

    crochetkim wrote:

    I’m sorry to hear that.

    Posted on 15 Apr 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • JosephsGarden

    JosephsGarden wrote:

    I have a pint of turnip seed from last year, and about that much carrot seed from the year before. I’ll sure be missing the beet seed though.

    Posted on 15 Apr 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • HazelJ

    HazelJ wrote:

    That must be disappointing. I’ve never tried saving seed from any of the crops that need to overwinter. I may try saving radish seed this year by planting early (I guess I need to get going on that!) and putting the roots in the fridge for a few weeks for a pretend winter. Root crops wouldn’t survive outdoors over the winter so I’d have to store them indoors and plant them out again in the spring.

    Posted on 15 Apr 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • JosephsGarden

    JosephsGarden wrote:

    I grow radish seed. It bolts in June or July if I leave it in the ground where it grew… I say I aught to pull the roots and evaluate them for shape, but usually I just let them flower in place.

    Posted on 16 Apr 12 (about 3 years ago)

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