Thursday, August 18, 2011

Carrots


I harvested these carrots today while up in the garden doing some bed preparation. These are the carrots I sowed in Autumn and are now getting to a reasonable size. We've had reasonable crops of carrots for a while now. In the next few days I'll be sowing some more carrot seed (Amerstam Forcing and a 'Rainbow' blend), hopefully these will do OK also. As a raw snack, these are just as sweet, crunchy and fresh as you'd imagine!

5 comments:

Tanya said...

As beautiful as a bunch of blooms!

pilgrimscottage said...

Nice carrots! Mine are still growing and I can't wait to harvest them.

Killiecrankie Farm said...

Beaut carrots - aren't they super sweet at this time of year when they grow slower !

Maa said...

You've done it again....showing off your carrots! You know I can't grow them...haha! Think I might have yet another go at it this year. I'll keep you posted.
I love carrots, can you tell me your secret? Maa

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi everyone, thanks for your comments.
Maa, I really don't have a secret to growing them! Truely, I just threw the seeds in the ground and hey presto they grew! The soil is pretty good where they are, it has been thoroughly worked over with the rotary hoe and we put quite a bit of fish waste on their a while back. I think a couple of important factors are to sow fresh seed, and also to avoid sowing when the weather is very hot and dry.