Thank you!!! I didn't realize this reply was here. FYI, I don't have to go too far to go to Raleys . Etna is just the right size. I grew up in a tiny town in upstate New York, and moved to Oakland. I've been ready to get back to the country for ages. : )
I planted both beets and carrots probably in the beginning of July. They didn't do much in the summer heat. They have greens but not much in the way of roots. I bought heavy weight row cover and used pvc pipes over my raised beds to create a hoop house of a sort. While nothing is growing now in our 38 degree days, will they resume growing in spring once it warms up? Or, should I pull them up and feed them to my chickens?
Thanks for your reply.