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Author:  conifer4 [ Oct 14, 2018 1:40 pm ]
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My garden survived the cold spell earlier this week. Yesterday I harvested various greens, carrots, beets, onions, and celery. As I was washing the beets and carrots, I was chatting with CookNThyme and she gave me a great idea... make bags of soup veggies to freeze! Since I make a lot of homemade chicken stock, I made bags of celery, carrot, onion, fresh thyme, and bay leave (not from my garden) and threw them in freezer bags. Thanks for the tip CookNThyme!

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Author:  TillerBee [ Oct 14, 2018 1:56 pm ]
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That is a good idea. I do something similar in that I can carrots, celery, and onions to use as a soup base for turkey or chicken soups. But my jars are not as complete as your frozen bags, conifer4. I still have to add other seasonings.

We dug well over 100 pounds of potatoes on Friday; we had to bring our truck down as the crates were too heavy to carry. And yesterday I dug my carrots.

At 15°F this morning,my garden season is officially over. Now for the final cleanup - and dreams of next years gardens. I have a bunch of geranium cuttings rooting for my deck next year. Dreams of color...

Author:  CooknThyme [ Oct 14, 2018 1:57 pm ]
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;) Just trying to make life a little easier.

Hope you are making a nice pot of broth or soup today.
Perfect day for it!

Author:  TillerBee [ Oct 14, 2018 2:01 pm ]
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We're having meat loaf and a LOT of mashed potatoes with gravy today. Maybe potato soup tomorrow.

Author:  conifer4 [ Oct 15, 2018 8:41 pm ]
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TillerBee wrote:
We dug well over 100 pounds of potatoes on Friday; we had to bring our truck down as the crates were too heavy to carry.

100 pounds! I am impressed.

It hit 8.5F this morning. Did not get a chance today to check the garden. I covered a couple beds so something may have survived.

Author:  Scout [ Oct 16, 2018 8:25 am ]
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I have a small heater I bought at Home Depot for 13 bucks in my little green house, covered it with an old comforter then a tarp, tomato's still going strong
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Author:  Artful Dodger [ Nov 10, 2018 1:12 pm ]
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Dug up some of our potatoes the other day. Wow they look great! However, I went out today to dig up the rest and the ground is really frozen. Should never have waited this long. Any ideas? I don't think the frost is down more that two or three inches so I still have hopes that the potatoes are okay. What if I can't get them out until spring? Any chance they would survive the winter?
Thanks!

Author:  TillerBee [ Nov 10, 2018 1:18 pm ]
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If your potatoes are below the freezing zone, you can still dig them. But they will not last till the thaw next spring if left in the ground. We usually miss a potato or two when we dig ours and the ones left in the ground are useless. Frozen potatoes are soft and mushy.

I have read you can use frozen potatoes in some recipes but only if they have frozen once. You might want to do a search on this.

Author:  MamaBea [ Feb 20, 2019 4:45 pm ]
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Dave’s seeds from Amazon and Burpee

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