Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Carrots

We love carrots.  Sadly, we have not had a lot of luck with carrots in the past.  We always managed to get a few, but never enough to freeze or store throughout the fall.

Luckily, this year, the carrot gods have been good to us.   Here are our two main carrot patches.

The first plot was planted as a big patch on May 16 (see carrot patch) according to the advice of Ed, our gardening neighbour.  I think Ed is on to something!  The second plot was planted as three rows on May 20, hours before a major rainfall that lasted four days.  Notice how the carrots are in the valleys instead of on top of the rows where they were sown.

We've thinned the carrots a little bit, but it's heartbreaking to pull those poor little guys.  We plan to thin them even more when they get a little bigger and we can actually eat what we pull.  As long as the ground stays soft enough that we can pull them, rather than having to dig them, our plan should work.

One thing's for sure, we're going to have some carrots this year!

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