Rainbow carrots

27. July 2012 19:24

The carrot seed I planted did not germinate particularly well. The rainbow carrots from Park Seed (did better than the traditional type I planted. So I just had to pull one out and see how it was doing.  It did not want to come out of the ground easily. Perhaps I packed the soil when I filled the raised beds a bit too much for getting nice carrots. The roots were a little crooked but there was no branching. While it was still a bit on the slender side, the carrot was long. When I measured the underground part, it was longer than the twelve inch ruler. No wonder it was hard to pull.  The roots are working their way beyond the 1/2 inch hardware cloth gopher barrier attached to the bottom of the raised beds -- they are only 11 inches deep. 

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