Tuesday, June 18, 2013


 After last year's attempt at carrots, I swore I was done growing carrots.

Then over the winter, I read The Winter Harvest Handbook, by Eliot Coleman and realized that carrots are a cool weather veg.  As in COOL weather.  Not summer. 

So I picked up some mixed-color carrot seed from Rural King or Menard's or somewhere like that and sowed a row in the hoop house on Valentine's Day.

And look what I grew!    I harvested early this month and was pleasantly surprised at the size of some of them. 

I noticed that the white ones were tiny and not very tasty - but those purple ones!  Mmmm.  

I'll be planting another row of carrots this fall for overwintering.


  1. Wow! Those are beautiful! Did the purple ones taste like normal carrots, or something else?

    1. The purple ones are actually orange on the inside and they tasted like regular carrots - really good ones.

  2. Hmmm... maybe that's what I've been doing wrong! I didn't realize they liked cool weather either, I knew they would do fine in the ground with snow on top of them but didn't know they liked cool weather to grow. Interesting! Thanks for that, Robin!


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