I’ve had rotten luck growing carrots. How about you? They’re tricky. But after reading Jackie Clay-Atkinson’s article in the May-June issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine” (issue #153), I’m tempted to give them another try.
Jackie’s article is a mini primer on growing carrots in your survival garden. Not only does she give growing tips, but several recipes are included, too.
Did you know?
- Carrots grow best when planted in warm soil.
- You should keep carrots well watered.
- There are several ways to store or preserve carrots.
Get more details in the article llinked below. What follows is a brief exerpt.
How to grow great carrots
By Jackie Clay-Atkinson
Carrots are an old-time homesteader favorite. They can be frozen, canned, dehydrated, or simply stored in a cool location.
They are nutritious, too, being a great source of beta carotene (vitamin A), folate, and vitamin K. Carrots rank well for their mineral content: calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. Carrots’ trace minerals are fluoride, manganese, zinc, selenium, and copper. They also contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
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Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
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