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The Pit! OK, where is Deborah? A little pic heavy........

Today was a lovely day in the 60s. WOW! First one. I decided to open the pit and see how things. fared. Fortunately the gophers didn't find it.

The Place
[img]https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/the_place.jpg[/img]

Hidden Treasure
[img]https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/hidden_treasure.jpg[/img]

Loot
[img]https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/pile_of_loot.jpg[/img]

Pile of Veggies
[img]https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/pile_of_veggies.jpg[/img]

Loaded Up
[img]https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/loaded_up.jpg[/img]

Cleaned Up
[img]https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/spring_veggies.jpg[/img]
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Nice! Looks like the red cabbage came through?

Mmmmm.... I'm thinking stew for dinner.... 8)

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The cabbage did come through. We had one for dinner. It was good.
I only had one turnip and it looks great. I think I am going to plant if for seed. Had potatoes for dinner too. They were the best! The carrots look great, and I am sure they will taste good too. Beets too, I will be curious to taste them to see if they are still sweet. I will plant a couple beets for seed too.

The ground was very wet. I used the shovel until I got down to the veggies, then put on rubber gloves and got the veggies out by hand.. Any way, we are set for veggies for a few days. Some of the potatoes I will plant this year.
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There you go, Jal!

I remember when you stored those veggies in the pit.

Confirmation for me that this would work well with potatoes! I am encouraged -- my basement room is too warm, they sprout and have to be used by the end of January.

Thank you!

Steve
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Jal filling the pit on November 2nd:

[url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30879]Winter Storage Pit[/url]
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Wonderful work, wonderful results. Congratulations, jal_ut. :D Enjoy those meals! The food looks good!

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Wow Jal, I couldnt take my eyes off of that view, GORGEOUS!

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James ! Here I am ! I love these ! Talk about buried treasure !
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Jal, I, too, remember the thread where you were burying everything. Like Apps, I was wondering how the cabbage would fare. Looks like it worked great!

Have you ever tried this with onions?

I was thinking about your pit a few days ago and had an idea of my own. Why not take a clean garbage can, load it up, put a trash bag over it, then bury it sideways under ground?

Now, when spring comes (or mid-winder if you get really hungry), dig it up, pull of the trash back, and you have your can-o-veggies....as clean as the day you put it in the ground.

Then you can just take it in the house and sift through all the treasure. What do you think?
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