I was harvesting carrots this week on a rather chilly morning.
This year, in Spring, I found I had to re-sow carrot seed a few times as it didn't germinate well. With the re-sowings, this meant I wasn't sure how long the carrots had been growing. The indication of being ready (or not) was the top growth. I pulled a few carrots in early Sept but wanted them to grow bigger so I've been waiting. I sowed carrots in a wheelbarrow and in a raised veg box. I've no huge carrots but am happy with what I've harvested. I've more carrots in the ground and hope they'll keep as I don't want to lift and store them.
Carrot varieties I grow this year:
'James Scarlet Intermediate' and
'Early Nantes 2'.
|Above: One or two carrots had a bit of pest damage. I'm assuming this is from slugs as I blame slugs/snails for most things in the garden!|
|Above: Carrots washed.|
Below: The range of size and shape.
|Carrots grown in an old wheelbarrow seemed to do better last year; germination was more difficult this year and the carrots seemed to grow slowly. Photo above taken in September.|
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