Monday, November 10, 2008

Carrots

We are getting a reasonable amount of carrots out of the garden now. There are a mixture of varieties here, we sowed several types of seed*, however there seems to be about 4 different ones white, yellow, purple and orange.
Our first success at growing carrots. However a few things we'll do next time, first of all add sand to the seed to thin it out when sowing. We had a lot of carrots bunched together and thinning out was a mission so we didn't bother. Also we mixed the varieties up, but now aren't 100% sure which is which apart from the purple and white ones..
Anyway they taste great, with really good flavour - especially raw, unlike some bland ones in the shops.

* We sowed:
Lubyana (yellow)
Purple Dragon
White Belgian
Touchon (orange)
Kinbi F1 (yellow)
Nutri-Red
Scarlet Nantes (orange)

4 comments:

Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

I had quite a few carrots last season but this time I ended up losing quite a few to carrot rust fly. What a harvest!!! You are so clever.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Thanks, but all credit must go to my husband here as these are his crop. The purple ones especially are very tasty, while some of the white ones we've found to be a little bitter. Guess it's like growing most things, trial and error, a bit of time to spend on looking after them, and you get there in the end. Pity about the rust fly getting yours.

Zarah Maria said...

They're beautiful! Nice going!

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Thanks Zarah Maria :-)