Carrots fresh from the earth

First carrot harvest

Carrots fresh from the earth

This is our first harvest of the rainbow carrots we planted from seed at the end of March. There is quite a variety in the size and shape – this is perhaps caused by the stones that remain in the soil.

It’s the first time we have pulled carrots from the ground.  It is difficult to know what to expect – the leaves above the soil were of a consistent height, but some have very well developed roots, others barely developed at all.  The intense orange smell as you brush off the dirt is quite a surprise.

 

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