Thanks, normally our winters go into minus -30's c and even -40's at timexs. Last year we had a colder winter than usual, cold enough to freeze up some of the City's water pipes under ground which are said to be pretty deep under ground. I had planted parsley seed
in the fall last Fall. It took forever to come out this year, but now I have a very abundant crop, which will soon freeze again.
I could try a little experimental patch of carrots and beets, and lettuce, but knowing my gardening brain, I will forget and plant something over top of it, before it has a chance to come out. I know some flower seeds
that drop do come out the following year, regardless of the winter.