Spindly Carrots

So, we attempted to grow some carrots this year. I’m not sure what went wrong but it was a huge disappointment. These Royal Chantenay carrots amounted to this after more than 3 months:

spindly-carrots

This variety states 60-70 days to harvest on the seed packet. After doing a few minutes of research I came up with a small list of possible causes. I think the most likely scenario is that these guys were overcrowded. A large portion of the seeded area was flooded before the seeds sprouted and only a small number of the carrots began growing. We ended up homing 2 zucchini plants nearby so the space wasn’t wasted. The zucchinis stretched out as they always do and this could’ve been the contributing factor in our sad carrot harvest. Oh well, there is always next year.

About Rhi

Rhi enjoys spending time with her family and working on the homestead. During spring and summer she is often found tending to her garden, and mini-orchard.

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