Well, it looked OK from the top, while it was still in the ground, but it's going to be a bit of a challenge in the kitchen.
Just to redress the balance, I want to show you these carrots as well. They are ones that I grew in a deep plastic container positioned above Carrot Root Fly height.
I'm quite proud of those. Up till now I have had major difficulties with growing carrots, but these ones look pretty good to me. And I didn't have to throw any away either! I shall definitely be using this year's technique again.
|This is my potting bench - made from some old kitchen units and a piece of worktop!|
This puts a new meaning on the term "Raised Bed", doesn't it? This year's experiment was only in small scale - I grew two lots of "finger" [i.e. salad] carrots in old plastic washing-up bowls, and this one batch of "proper" [i.e. main crop] carrots in the container you see above - but maybe next year I will try for greater quantity. The container pictured above was one which originally contained table salt. It's about 12" / 30cm deep, and has a capacity to support maybe 20 carrots, as long as you're not expecting show-winning specimens. I need about a dozen of those now. I'm thinking I might pay a visit to some local shops / restaurants and see if they can provide me with suitable containers for free. So many places these days chuck away lots of useful things!