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hummingtammy
Shirley, IN

August 2, 2010
4:22 PM

Post #8014084

this is my first try at growing carrots and they are doing good but when I pull them up and take them in the house the next day they are soft.
is there something I am doing wrong , should they be refrigerated wright away?
Weedwhacker
Bark River (UP), MI
(Zone 4b)

August 3, 2010
4:41 AM

Post #8014939

Are you cutting the tops off right away? If not, they will quickly suck all the moisture out of the root. And yes, I would refrigerate them as well.
hummingtammy
Shirley, IN

August 3, 2010
4:00 PM

Post #8016395

No I didnt cut the tops . I sure got a lot to learn about gardening .
Quyen
Orange, CA
(Zone 10b)

August 3, 2010
6:15 PM

Post #8016694

[quote="hummingtammy"] I sure got a lot to learn about gardening .[/quote]

That's what makes gardening so fun. There's always something new to learn.

gmun
Chester Springs, PA

August 3, 2010
9:21 PM

Post #8017046

I did this too, so it's good to know how to fix it!
Weedwhacker
Bark River (UP), MI
(Zone 4b)

August 4, 2010
4:33 AM

Post #8017296

If you haven't guessed, I knew the answer to this because I've done the same thing! As Quyen said, there is alway something new to learn with gardening...

;-)
hummingtammy
Shirley, IN

August 5, 2010
3:00 PM

Post #8020956

I am sooo glad that you all share your knowledge and experiance it sure helps folks like me not want to throw in the towel . I do love to be in my garden .
tammy
lorvan
Hamilton, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 6, 2010
4:54 AM

Post #8021991

that's kind of weird... the carrots you buy in the grocery store still have their tops on, and they stay fresh for quite some time!
NatureLover1950
Vicksburg, MS
(Zone 8a)

August 6, 2010
7:52 AM

Post #8022408

They're probably treated with something that's bad for us :-{
lorvan
Hamilton, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 7, 2010
12:36 PM

Post #8025152

ha you know it... but they can't be worse than hot dogs lol!
Weedwhacker
Bark River (UP), MI
(Zone 4b)

August 7, 2010
8:58 PM

Post #8025881

[quote="lorvan"]that's kind of weird... the carrots you buy in the grocery store still have their tops on, and they stay fresh for quite some time![/quote]

They use that "intermittent misting" system -- I always seem to have the bad luck of reaching for a clump of broccoli or whatever and manage to get a shower along with it. I'm pretty sure you could put a clump of carrots with tops in a vase of water in the fridge and they'd keep just fine!
NatureLover1950
Vicksburg, MS
(Zone 8a)

August 8, 2010
11:39 AM

Post #8026845

ROFLOL--same here Weedwhacker! No "luck o' the Irish" for me when I'm reaching for veggies in the supermarket--I seem to get a shower at least 1/3 of the time :-{
behillman
Plantersville, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2010
12:23 PM

Post #8043501

I always put my radishes in a cup of water. No tops on, & they stay crisp for a long time., in the fridge.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

August 25, 2010
10:21 AM

Post #8061387

LOL on getting a shower in the produce department... Our Fry's has a system that "thunders" before the water starts. Gives you a bit of a chance to get out of the way!
Weedwhacker
Bark River (UP), MI
(Zone 4b)

August 25, 2010
8:06 PM

Post #8062428

ROFL! I'll have to suggest that to the local management!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2010
8:45 AM

Post #8063162

First time I hear it I was like what the heck is that?

My kids were cracking up. My youngest said "Mom, the veggies are thundering"!!

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