Sometimes I wonder if I am cut out for gardening. After five years of attempting to grow my own, there are crops which take up more effort than I get back from them.
Yes, every year produces new challenges. And yes, there are some things which I no longer buy in the shops but…..
With regard to the carrots I picked today, they are a variety designed for heavier soils. Hence, the globe shape. And they certainly tasted nice.
A few more have sprung up in a place I didn’t sow them, so I must have dropped seed when I was sowing in an area where they haven’t done well at all. Still, they have about a month left to mature before I take out the onions and build another hugel bed.
One thing I have learned from this experience is that carrots need quite a lot of water. Being tucked under the mangetout and Jerusalem artichokes was no doubt a tad too much for the ones I pulled up today. But at least they didn’t get attacked by carrot root fly 🙂