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Project by Desktopgem posted 04-24-2009 03:58 PM 2898 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These carrots are meant to encourage anybody to grow them. They tasted wonderful if I remember rightly and however much I could get at them, like peeling them for instance! I didn’t have any stones in my pots so don’t understand why they turned out the way they did.

My advice: accept them the way they turn out and I’m sure if they feel welcome they’ll come back the following year.

When I picked up the bunch and photographed them I had not arranged them to look like a tortoise at all. The other two look uncannily like hands!

-- Desktopgem



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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3638 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 04-24-2009 05:47 PM

that last one looks like a hand with a thumb and very long fingernails! :)

yah, peeling these would be why the new carrots were designed to be straight! lol

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Desktopgem

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posted 04-24-2009 06:02 PM

Yes, that last one definitely does!

-- Desktopgem

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GrandmaT

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hardiness zone 9

posted 04-24-2009 06:02 PM

Haha …. that is just what I was gonna say … long fingernails!!

In my mind, carrots are carrots no matter what the shape … delicious!!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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BadBob

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hardiness zone 8b

posted 04-25-2009 06:41 AM

You are probably missing some nutrient that carrots need to grow straight,

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Bon

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 04-25-2009 07:28 AM

Funniest looking bunch of carrotts I’ve ever seen (lol) Glad they at least tasted good.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Desktopgem

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posted 04-25-2009 09:41 AM

http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/grapevine/vegging-out/container-carrots-what-happens-if-pot-isnt-deep-enough_30029.html

I just found this website, above link, so it should help with my mystery. This year I have deep vegetable planters so will see what happens with these. I also have proper vegetable compost. Two things I am pleased about with these deformed carrots:

1 They were orange and not some other funny colour.
2 They were full of flavour.

-- Desktopgem

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3638 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 04-25-2009 09:51 AM

never judge a book by its cover…. if it tastes like a carrot then all is well :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Desktopgem

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posted 04-25-2009 10:17 AM

Actually the carrots I buy from the shops taste of nothing! But they look amazing.

-- Desktopgem

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rosewood513

420 posts in 2987 days
hardiness zone 6b

posted 04-25-2009 10:57 AM

If they are from your garden there is no need to peel them, all the good stuff is in that skin.
I neverpeel them. Yours look better than mine since I never did get to plant any 8^)
I would be proud tocall those mine.YUM…..

-- If you always do what you always did, then you will always get what you always got!...Lanoka Harbor, NJ 6b

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XploreOrganics

1393 posts in 3516 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 04-25-2009 11:07 AM

You will also need to thin them giving about 1.5 – 2” between carrots.

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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mario1360

921 posts in 3053 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 04-25-2009 01:32 PM

mium mium carrots with fresh ginger , honey and butter…..mium mium…

-- south shore montreal, zone 5a, whish it was 9

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Desktopgem

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posted 04-25-2009 03:18 PM

Oooh, are you a chef? I have never tried carrots and fresh ginger, honey and butter. I’m thinking now I must grow some ginger, employ some bees for the honey and a cow for the butter. Everything home grown. But alas, no room in a city for that. I long to move to a better place so that I can spread my gardening wings a bit.

My everlasting spinach has gone to seed I think or nearly. Have sown some more but as yet no sign of them.

-- Desktopgem

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Cynthia

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posted 04-25-2009 03:30 PM

Those are the most misshapen carrots that I have ever seen! But, looks nonwithstanding, they probably are mightly tasty! They must be like people-the strangest looking can hold the most promise! Bravo for you!

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Desktopgem

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posted 04-25-2009 03:50 PM

I reckon there could be a message coming from my carrots:

1st picture resembles a tortoise so take it slowly and relax, no need to rush or mistakes can be made.
2nd ” looks something like a crab so pinch out weeds and bugs that can spoil your crop.
3rd ” looks like a hand, generous sowing and watering will lead to a bountiful harvest.

-- Desktopgem

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mmh

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hardiness zone 7a

posted 04-25-2009 03:55 PM

I believe your carrots are mis-shappened because 1) You need to thin them out when young so that the roots have ample room to grow straight and: 2) You want to keep nitrogen rich fertilizers away from root crops as they will stimulate leaf growth and deform the roots.

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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Desktopgem

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posted 04-25-2009 06:08 PM

Thank you so much for that advice, mmh.

-- Desktopgem

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