Thursday, July 14, 2011

Carrots

The carrots are growing well and the plants are so tall they are falling over.When I picked a few I was expecting them to taste sweet and juicy; but I was disappointed, they were flavorless.

I'm not sure why, perhaps the dry hot summer weather.

3 comments:

Belinda said...

Your garden looks FABULOUS!!!
hhhmmm, you may be right about the hot weather affecting your carrots, they look good though!!

Anonymous said...

Weather, soil conditions and age will affect the way carrots taste. Experts say warm days, cool nights and a medium soil temperature are the best conditions for growing carrots that taste great.

Carrots need time to develop their full sugar content. This gives them their taste. If they are harvested too early, they will not have enough sugar. But carrots loose their sweetness if you wait too long to pull them from the ground.

The best way to judge if a carrot is ready to be harvested is by its color. Usually, the brighter the color, the better the taste.

Most people do not know that carrots can be grown during the winter months. If the winter is not cold enough to freeze the ground, you can grow and harvest carrots the same way as during the summer months.

If the ground does freeze in your part of the world, simply cover your carrot garden with a thick layer of leaves or straw. This will prevent the ground from freezing. You can remove the ground cover and harvest the carrots as they are needed.

Packrat said...

That's too bad that they don't have any flavor. They sure look nice.

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