Friday, June 5, 2015

Carrot harvest 2015

Every year we grow a few carrots for the children, mostly because they love harvesting and eating them.


Our carrots never look all that great for some reason but I grow them anyhow.


Yeah, those are ugly. But they're organic!

I tried Herrick Kimball's 4-day Carrots in another bed and had an almost complete germination failure. I just don't have the touch. This bed was planted conventionally but it was in a sunnier area with better drainage.

These tasted great despite their ugly demeanor.

Maybe I'll do better this fall. I probably need to do more research on growing carrots in Florida.

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15 Comments:

At June 5, 2015 at 7:27 AM , Anonymous Difster VFM #109 said...

Even ugly carrots will feed rabbits.

 
At June 5, 2015 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Shel Mcclure said...

Same here. Nice big carrot top and tiny roots. They taste fantastic, though.

 
At June 5, 2015 at 9:37 AM , Blogger Jeremy M said...

same thing happened to me..great looking tops but teeny carrots...I'm planning to give them another try though.

 
At June 5, 2015 at 5:31 PM , Blogger Herrick Kimball said...

Hmmm. Sorry to hear of your 4-day-carrots failure. Perhaps it is the warmer weather in Florida?

There is an English chap on YouTube who is new to gardening and who has a four-day-carrots bed. He posts regularly with updates on the progress of his allotment efforts. The carrot bed doesn't look like it is doing all that well. I think in his case it is due to having a shaded garden area. Full sun really is a necessity.

 
At June 5, 2015 at 5:34 PM , Blogger David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com said...

TRUE

 
At June 5, 2015 at 5:34 PM , Blogger David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com said...

The flavor really is excellent on these, so that's a win at least.

 
At June 5, 2015 at 5:35 PM , Blogger David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com said...

Good luck - if you have success, post!

 
At June 7, 2015 at 11:57 PM , Blogger rycamor said...

I had some success growing Danvers carrots in large pots full of compost. In fact, the best carrots I got were in a 3' wide, 2' deep pot that I was using to grow a peach tree. Planted a ring of carrots around the outside and they all looked great. some were about 8" long and 2" wide.

Funny, though... the carrots I planted in nice deep hugelkultur beds with tons of compost ended up looking just like yours.

 
At June 11, 2015 at 7:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have good success growing carrots in central/south Florida, but I plant them in November and harvest them when I see the diameter of the base of the plant looking about the size of dime. It takes longer than you might think--about 3-4 months. I grow mine in an irrigated raised bed that has mostly sandy soil with some compost mixed in. I did plant a successful second crop this year in January and harvested in April.

 
At June 11, 2015 at 9:27 AM , Blogger David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com said...

Okay - good info. Sounds like you're harvesting them small.

 
At June 11, 2015 at 9:28 AM , Blogger David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com said...

Those sound like great carrots.

 
At June 11, 2015 at 9:28 AM , Blogger David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com said...

Perhaps it is the sun.

 
At June 16, 2015 at 10:56 PM , Anonymous Sarah said...

I would love to grow carrots. I actually had a good stand of them going by accident. I thought I had lost my seeds, but when I found them, they were in the bottom of a watering can that had gotten rainwater in it. Some had already started to sprout, but I decided that the worst that could happen was that I would fail, which is what typically happens anyway. Would you believe that I had tons of them pop up? I actually needed to thin them! Then, one afternoon, my husband said, "Come see, I weeded your garden!" It was either laugh or cry at that point. I chose to laugh.

 
At June 16, 2015 at 11:48 PM , Blogger David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com said...

HA

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