Questions about Carrots...
Monday, 16 Jul 12 Storms 32°C / 90°F
I have had my best harvest of carrots ever, but…. Of course I want to do better. Looking at the two attached photos will you please answer a few questions and offer any solutions?
1) Do you find when harvesting carrots they are all different lengths like those below. All were sown the same day and are inches away from each other? Most other vegetables are different sized when harvested, I don’t know why I am shocked I guess I am so use to the uniform size of supermarket carrots.
2) Almost all my carrots have green shoulders at the very top. I had read, when you see the shoulders it was time to harvest. A Google search implies, “Green Shoulders are due to not enough mulch covering the carrots” I am happy to add more mulch. Do my fellow Folians, concur?
3) If mulch is covering the shoulders, do you just pull the carrots based on time in the ground or have you learned another technique?
4) These carrots tasted fine…. Not great…. Not super sweet. Do you feel the sweetness of the carrot is related to variety or how it is grown? (e.g. time of year harvested, type of soil grown in)
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