Cabbages & Carrots

We continued to harvest carrots into the fall; these are from mid-November.  The frost doesn’t seem to affect them.  I’ve found carrots in the spring when I dug up the garden bed that were good to eat.


When I planted garden bed number one in April, I planted some unknown seeds that turned out to be cabbage.  I transplanted them at the end of July to give them a little more space, and they produced these small heads.  They actually did pretty well considering the army of slugs and small white cabbage butterfly larvae that were eating them.


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3 Responses to Cabbages & Carrots

  1. Found carrots, too! The size of baby’s fingers! Is it possible to lose one’s capability to grow carrots? I used to grow normal-sized carrots, now not anymore. — Angie.

    • I find that if I can get the carrots to germinate, they grow pretty well. Overcrowding could be a problem, I guess (they don’t germinate, so you plant a lot of seeds, and they ALL come up). I think carrots (and all root crops) like soft soil, so if you have heavy clay like I do, it seems to result in short but chubby carrots, like you see in the picture. I also get some damage from wireworms (click beetle larvae) or something like that, but that is pretty obvious as the carrots have channels chewed in the roots. I also see that in radishes.

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