Gardening friends, what's wrong with my carrots?
I picked them when I thought I was supposed to, when their orange tops were poking up quite a bit out of the dirt. But they're so stumpy. I think we have nice good loose soil for them, so I don't think that's the problem. I guess I could have picked them too early but I thought you're supposed to pick them when you can see their tops out of the soil well. ??? I didn't thin them as seedlings b/c I just hated plucking out perfectly wonderful little sprouts. :) Could that be the problem?
Never the less, I ate them. I served myself up a bowl of rice with carrots and peas from my garden. :) They were a tad more bitter than I'd like, but I did enjoy eating the fruits of my labor.
And of course the bunny girls thought the carrot tops were heavenly.