Author Topic: In Ground -Biennial Roots- Harsh Winters  (Read 1971 times)

William S.

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Re: In Ground -Biennial Roots- Harsh Winters
« Reply #15 on: 2021-04-24, 08:00:38 AM »
Parsnips and Turnips survive winters for me and have pretty long term. Also carrots and onions and potatoes so far.

Going to try leeks and tragopogon salsify this year for the first time.
The leeks and salsify survived the winter. One beet did but I rototilled it and then replanted. My new patch of turnips from Josephs seed died out probably due to gophers. Original garden still has a couple. Have onions of two types which survived the winter. Carrots survived.
Western Montana garden, glacial lake Missoula sediment lacustrian parent material and shallow 7" silty clay loam mollisoil topsoil sometimes with added sand in places. Zone 6A with 100 to 130 frost free days