Our experiment to leave some crops in the ground failed pretty miserably so far. Just when we needed to feed the masses, I went out to the garden, dug down through the snow, then through the hay… and struck rock hard frozen soil. I actually pried out a carrot that was about 3 inches diameter, but it looked like I’d run over it with the wheelbarrow a few too many times.
There is a fairly good warm patch happening right now, I might have to head out again in the rain to see if we’ve had any thawing of the ground and try to salvage some of the carrots, rutabaga and beets that are suffering out there.
It is all a learning experience – keep reminding myself that.