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jendren

I've always had a garden. I enjoy a challenge! I love the rewards when it all comes together. And I learn something new nearly every day. Perfect 🌻

Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Nantes 5'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2020
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jendren

So pleased with these. I’ve sown lots more in rotation. 🧡

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midnightgardener

They look really nice 🧡🧡🧡

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charlotte

Wow. They look great

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pelly

I did early Nantes, they’re tasty too. I’ve also got two more big pots sown in rotation 🧡👍

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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jendren

Well they say God loves a trier. He obviously doesn’t love me then! My fantastic carrot harvest -chup a chup for size comparison. Form an orderly queue. Don’t all rush at once 😂😂 @bandicoot

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bluefox23

That's better than mine! I don't think I'm meant to be a vegetable gardener! Radish and carrots have not been a success!

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jendren

Thanks for trying to cheer me up Alison 😂😂 @bluefox23 Nothing could be worse than these. First they all went to seed and now this 😱

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jendren

Brilliant Jason! I’d be worth a fortune if I could do that 😂😂@Jasonsparkes1

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charlotte

Oh don't be down. You can still eat those and I bet they will be yum. 🙂

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jendren

I’ll let you know Charlotte 🍴🥕@charlotte

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Keely

Ooohps worth roasting for one 😂😂

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gjones

I get a few misshapen and carrots that remind you of animals or people's body parts every year! Don't know what causes it but don't give up - try again next year😊

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joannie.a

You could sell them Morrisons for their wonky range.

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jendren

Doubt I could fulfil their minimum order Joan @joannie.a

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jendren

I think I will try again next year Katy. Maybe not from seed though @gj

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bandicoot

Keep trying! If you go for the little round ones like market atlas they charge a premium for small ones 😄😂

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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jendren

Some of you were wondering what a carrot flower looks like. Well I’m happy to oblige! But I’d rather they had produced carrots instead of flowers 😂 @bandicoot @gjones @carolgs

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gjones

We let ours go to seed last year. All those little buds will open up to be tiny white flowers and it will closely resemble Queens Anne's Lace😊

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jendren

They really are quite pretty Katy @gjones

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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jendren

Folks. Grateful for some advice. First time growing carrots. Are these producing flowers? If so should I nip out the flower buds? 🥕

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bandicoot

Looks like flowers to me - have you tried unearthing one to see if they're ready Nicola? 🥕🥕 @jendren

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jendren

No I haven’t James. I’ll pull one up tomorrow. 😃 @bandicoot

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carolgs

You might find that the ones with flowers have gone woody inside 😕

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jendren

Hmm. I think I’ll be lucky to have any carrots Carol even woody ones 😂 @carolgs

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carolgs

The website http://thedirtondirt.com/flowering-carrot/ will give you some idea of what might have happened it's been a long time since I grew carrots 🥕

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jendren

Aw great Carol. I’ll look it up. Thank you @carolgs

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gjones

I've never seen them go to flower the same year you plant the seed! The flowers are beautiful if you want to leave a couple! They look like Queen Anne Lace.

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jendren

I might just do that. I doubt there will be any carrots. Think our extreme hot weather probably wrecked them @gjones

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jendren

Update. Pulled a couple up. No carrots 😂. But I’m going to leave them -you never know ... @bandicoot @gjones @carolgs

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gjones

Curious to know what the flower will be like when it opens!

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carolgs

The flowers are lovely so delicate enjoy them if not the carrot 🥕

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