Two weeks to go to our Summer Show and I’ve been checking to see how the veg is looking particularly those that take pride of place on the show bench. So I’ve been feeling around the tops of my carrots to see if there’s anything decent under the surface. The first signs were promising…………….
until I felt a large notch in the top and realised it had a split down one side!
Then there were these forked ones. Carrots are not easy veg to grow, I thought the soil was poor enough to avoid this problem. In last years show the judge couldn’t even bring himself to award a first prize, I got second and nearly didn’t enter them as I thought they were hopeless.
The Long Carrot experiment doesn’t look good either. I had germination problems to start with, then in the hot dry weather some went to seed. In the dustbins I reckon I’ll have a couple of decent ones but most are still pretty thin. Well live and learn, see what they look like in a couple of weeks!
Don’t forget my free Land’s End Gift Voucher and Seed giveaway that I launched last week. All you have to do is leave a comment on the post, just click here. I’ll be drawing the gift voucher winners and despatching the seeds towards the end of the month.