Monday, January 1, 2018

Special Christmas carrots.

When it became obvious that our three outdoor sowings of carrots were not going to come to very much in 2017 (and Cargease Organics were also going to struggle with their carrots), we sowed 4 lines in a polytunnel to ensure that we at least had some for the festive period. We sowed them at the beginning of August, filling the hose-line where we'd raised our leek seedlings.

These were Nantes open-pollinated carrots. They escaped carrot root-fly by being in a polytunnel, and were a lovely colourful addition to our Christmas veg boxes, hampers, and farm shop shelves, selling at £1 for a half-kilo bunch. Hopefully we'll have space in our polytunnels again this coming August.

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