Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Carrots

 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.

3 comments:

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

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

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  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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