Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sunday Harvest

Sunday’s glorious weather dragged me into the sunshine to tidy up the veg patch a bit and more importantly, thin the carrots!

We take carrots seriously here, as we eat a lot of them and they’re something I appear to be good at growing. As previously mentioned there’s four varieties in at present, Royal Chantenay, Red Cored Chantenay, Purple Dragon and Red Nantes.

The Red and Royal Chantenays look much the same to me, and all carrot rows are separated by a row of Chioggia beetroots.

This lovely big beetroot was threatening a takeover so out he came, and I’ve now vowed to thin the carrots much sooner than now. There were a lot of teen sized carrots that were really difficult to pull up, so earlier in their life is better.

The bounty was wonderful and the carrot thinnings have now been eaten, but I’d love your suggestions for beetroot. I’ll pull out Nigel Slater’s ‘Tender Part 1’ and see what it says…


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