Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
HUGE carrots!
Page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Grow Your Own
Author 
 Message
sally_in_wales
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 20809
Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 3:31 pm    Post subject: HUGE carrots! Reply with quote
    

We just harvested our entire crop of carrots ...
















sally_in_wales
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 20809
Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

carrot tops are edible aren't they? We're thinking of cooking these whole greens and all, seems silly trimming them for cooking

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44752
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yes they are

sally_in_wales
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 20809
Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

splendid, we should get about three mouthfulls each in that case

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They aren't terribly nice though.

sally_in_wales
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 20809
Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

judith wrote:
They aren't terribly nice though.


hmm, maybe I should just take scissors to the greens and give them a haircut about an inch from the micro-carrots

Duckhead



Joined: 24 Oct 2009
Posts: 2069
Location: Up the hill, Italy
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I would give them a trim, cook them to your liking, present them on a huge plate with half a dozen fresh peas and laugh your socks off that you didn't give 35 for them in an over-rated restaurant in a nice part of London.

gil
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 18395

PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They look like the size of carrot I grow, Sally. But you have more of them.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44752
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

judith wrote:
They aren't terribly nice though.


She didn't ask if they were nice!

They're good with other greens, give a slightly coriandery/fennelly twang (I think you all know where I'm headed with this)

sean
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 42123
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tahir wrote:
judith wrote:
They aren't terribly nice though.


She didn't ask if they were nice!

They're good with other greens, give a slightly coriandery/fennelly twang (I think you all know where I'm headed with this)


Go on, go on, go on...you know you want to say it...

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24581
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

SAAAAAG! Wonderful sag...

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44752
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


toggle



Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 11622
Location: truro
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

that looks like the exact reason I never will bother with carrots again

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
Posts: 12585
Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Grow them in a barrel filled with spent growbag compost. You'll never bother trying to grow them in the ground again.

matt_hooks



Joined: 01 Aug 2010
Posts: 312
Location: Lambourn(ish) Berkshire
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 10 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

A load of lengths of old gutter downpipe, or similar, filled with loosely packed compost, and a nice warm spot. Well, that's what we've been told to try anyway.

We had a load of tiny ones like that, and slightly larger, when we had to pull our crop early, and very tasty they were roasted with good olive oil and a load of balsamic and crushed pepper.

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Grow Your Own All times are GMT
Page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright 2004 marsjupiter.com