Remember that experiment we did in the garden this summer… The one in which my husband broadcast the carrot seed across two wide reach 25 foot beds? We have finally come up with the proper way to categorize this method. Three times the work for ten times the carrots! In the beginning they need to be weeded very meticulously, but after a bit they do just fine, not so fussy.
After sharing out two bags with friends, I put these six bags in the fridge for storage. I’ve still got a 5 gallon bucket full of carrots that need rinsing as well. All together the yield is about 70 pounds of carrots from this late seeding. They are sweet and juicy without any hard center cores. Very nice. The variety is called Little Finger (hybrid), and is supposed to be harvested as baby carrots. We found last year that letting them size up they were a very good flavor and more carrots that also store well.
All that is left now is a small section of the second bed, about 8 or so feet and we are experimenting with mulching them over and seeing how that goes. Although I must say, the weather is SO mild that I’m not sure we have to be too concerned with deep freezing any time soon.
How goes your harvest? Any great carrot recipes that are wheat free?