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Carrot transplants – the latest peek

September 26, 2008

Good news in the carrot transplant world: they’re doing great! Not sure what all fuss is about in the gardening books — or maybe I just lucked out by choosing one of the few transplant techniques that work. Dunno. But, if the carrots fail now, it won’t be because they were transplanted. Take a look, as of 9.21.08:

Look at that spacing!  Makes me happy.

Look at that spacing! Makes me happy.

These plants are about 12-14" tall now.  (Also looks like I need to clean out some that Ike scattered about.)

These plants are about 12-14" tall now. (Also looks like I need to clean out some leaves that Ike scattered about.)

A lot of carrot seeds sprouted in the Spring, as I commented in a previous post, and I’m still harvesting from that crop. I’m finally getting the crazy plot thinned out so I can actually see carrots I’ve overlooked. Some of those suckas have grown reeeeally big. Get a load of these Purple Dragons and Sweet Treats:

I'm about to pull these babies....

I'm about to pull these babies....

A close up of the carrot on the left in the previous photo - it's a big 'un!

... a close up of one of the Sweet Treats - the carrot on the left in the previous photo - it's a big 'un!

The two Sweet Treats, plus three Purple Dragons.

The two Sweet Treats, plus three Purple Dragons.

The Purple Dragons were split and unusable (or, at least, unappetizing) (the splits are hidden so this picture would be pretty). The Sweet Treats, however, were perfect and still sweet, and went into the Sunday night dinner of Mulligatawny soup.

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