This weekend we tootled down to the plot to put in some spring cabbage and Kale… we got side tracked! 😀 It was actually a great and exciting couple of hours harvesting and checking out the produce that we’ve still got growing.
We’ve never really had much luck with carrots. Last year we put them in too late and didn’t give them much space (they were still tasty though :D) The came out quite thin and bland looking. This year however…
Mr.B was pottering in the carrot tub, we tried to gauge how well they were doing by poking our finger down the side of the carrot. They seemed to have lovely orange tops to them. We’d planned a dinner with the family on Sunday, a home grown carrot would be great to use… then out came the first carrot…
Perfectly formed, earthy, sweet and a whopping 9.5 inches! 😀 Super excited I shouted over to our lottie friends who were having a good old chin wag! They all gathered around to admire the magnificent carrot 🙂
They were so impressed. ‘You could show carrots like that!’ 🙂 what a compliment. Needless to say we are so pleased with it I’d have love to of taken it to a show!
I wanted to check all of them, so we decided to pull another out to see and that one came in at just under 9 inches! 🙂
Nothing beats the fresh earthy smells. Harvest time is always exciting, whether it be a carrot, potato or parsnip 🙂
We used Thompson & Morgan’s ‘Flyaway F1’ variety this year, in a fine compost called Growmore, we get from the shed on the lottie. We gave them plenty of room to grow and watered them well in the hotter summer months (plus a bit of singing to them – only joking hehe!). I couldn’t believe they turned out how the looked on the packet! I’m looking forward to a frost now, not that they need anything to improve the taste. They were sweet, crunchy and delicious! 😀
I’m a very happy Lottie Land Girl xx