Since going to the Leeds Permaculture Network social on Wednesday evening – or is it the upturn in the weather? – I have felt inspired to do more and more in the garden. Thus, as dusk descended I decided it was time to have a go at thinning out the carrots.
It was hard!
Emotionally, I was saddened to be pulling out what were healthy, viable plants. Practically, there wasn’t a lot of light to help me and it was difficult to manoeuvre because of the mangetout and Jerusalem artichoke in exceedingly close proximity.
However, I hope that doing it at 10 pm will reduce the risk of carrot root flies getting their appetites wettened by the smell of the carrots, now they have been disturbed. And I think I might just have a few roots for my own consumption, smallest of babies though they are 🙂