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carrot questions

Posted by growinidaho 4/5 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 22, 11 at 22:58

Hi! I have some questions and hope you can help. This is my first year to have carrots that I left in the ground during winter. The snow just melted off of them 5 days ago. I'm guessing there is up to 10lbs. I was told that I need to pull them up before they get soggy. What is the best way to take care of them? Is there a good old thread you could link me to? I am new at canning as of last year and I have never frozen carrots before. I already made carrot salad, twice. I would like to use them for soups and stir frys.

There will be a carrot cake in the oven tomorrow!!!
I am enjoying my first year of canning. Thanks to everyone for all your help!!!

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RE: carrot questions

For canning them, one of the very best recipes is in the Ball Blue Book - Glazed Carrots p.77. It always gets popular reviews.

To freeze them see NCHFP:

They also dehydrate very well as carrot chips.


Here is a link that might be useful: Dehydrating Vegetables

RE: carrot questions

I just can them like this: Then I use them in soups and stews and such.

Here is a link that might be useful: Canning Carrots

RE: carrot questions

Some time back one of our members posted her recipes for carrots with orange, pineapple, apple, etc. You might find her recipes appealing.


Here is a link that might be useful: Brokenbar's Carrot Recipes

RE: carrot questions

Thank you! I forgot to look in my BBB, not used to having it yet. I put up 3 quarts for the freezer so far. Made a yummy carrot cake. And will figure out the rest tomorrow morning. The juice sounds good! I didn't really want to can them cuz I have only done beets so far. I should try canning carrots this fall when my canner is out.
I really appreciate everyones questions and answers. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions and for those links!!!

I am growing twice the amount of tomatoes this year so I can make more of Annie's Salsa!

RE: carrot questions

They're quite good pickled too! Just BWB, no pressure canning.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pickled Carrots

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