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I left my carrots in the ground over winter this year without mulching them. Now it is May and they have resumed growing. We pulled a few out and, other than a little bit of woodiness they seem to be okay. Is it safe to eat carrots that have been left so long in the ground with no mulch?

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Since you mentioned that they are beginning to grow again, they will be safe to eat after overwintering in the garden.

Posted on 12 May 2008

Brian Nummer
Food Safety Specialist

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