Carrots – Surviving Winter

Q: Will my carrot’s make it through winter freezes? I have them in a window box on my deck. The green leaves are about 12″ tall.

A: Carrots are cold weather champs. But growing them in a shallow, easy-to-freeze container might be chancey for the winter. In a garden bed or in a large pot they are usually fine outdoors if loosely surrounded, but not covered, by pine straw or leaves.