Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rainbow Hybrid Carrots

I had so much success growing carrots last year that I knew for sure I would do it again. This year I wanted to try something different so I chose Rainbow Hybrids. They are a bit wee but I attribute that to lousy weather and the fact that I'm about six weeks late thinning them. Nevertheless, there are carrots galore to choose from. I hoped the white and yellow carrots would prove to be a flavourful adventure. So after chomping down I can tell you that they taste just like...carrot. A nice novelty for sure but I think I prefer my carrots orange. I'll go back to the tried and true next year (while carving out a small section of plot for the rather intriguing purple carrot.)


Nutty Gnome said...

So how did you do it? How did you grow all those lovely carrots? I carefully followed all the instructions, I nurtured and cossetted three long rows of carrot seeds, I weeded, I watched over them, I did EVERYTHING - and do you know how many carrots I got?! One measley rotten carrot!!!

O.I.M said...

I think my success is related to my raised beds. I built big cedar frames and filled them about a foot and a half deep with good quality soil. I don't do anything special. I think the carrots simply appreciate the room to grow. better luck with yours next time.