Today’s harvest from the vegetable garden to use for our Sunday dinner.
Posted by The Garden Smallholder on July 24, 2011
How did you get your carrots so straight? mine were very dumpy and short this year.
Heavily manured and stoney soil will cause carrots to fork, it’s also worth bearing in mind that certain varieties of carrot are short-rooted and rounded. I grow root veg such as carrots in deep raised beds using sieved soil that hasn’t been manured for at least a year, choosing a variety that is fairly long rooted. I do get a few forked carrots but in the main they are pretty good.
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