We started pulling our carrots this past weekend and I have to say that it is a really great feeling to know that you can grow your own food. Carrots are probably my second favorite vegetable to grow because they are so easy. Other than preparing the soil by making sure it is loose to about a foot or more down, we literally just plant seeds and forget about them until the fall. How simple is that?
This past weekend we pulled about 3.5 pounds of carrots out. After washing and chopping them up we were left with about 3 pounds to blanch and store in the freezer. Next weekend we will pull more, and probably the weekend after that as well. Boy do I love having my own garden, even if it is small :-)
Here's our very simple method to freezing them for the winter:
Freezing carrots is that simple!
FYI - To make blanching simpler, we use the Granite Ware Blancher (affiliate link) below. It comes with the pot, the lid, and the basket which makes it so simple to quickly remove vegetables! Of course this is not necessary, however it does make it so much easier!
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Welcome! I'm Kathie, an educated, happily married mother and step-mother to four adult children. I wholeheartedly believe in creating and living a simpler, happier, and healthier life in this stressful and modern world! I work at creating a simpler life in ways that are as economically wise and environmentally conscious as possible. Please join me on my journey:-)