Last weekend I reported that I thought my carrot harvest was more-or-less finished. Today I set out to remove any last remaining debris and start preparing the bed for its next crop. There was little above-ground evidence of any carrots - just one or two leaves - but when I started digging I found LOADS of carrots!
Several of the carrots had signs of slug attack on their shoulders or just below ground level, so I suspect that the slugs had started by chomping all the foliage and then carried on chomping below the surface. It was definitely the right time to put this to a stop and collect everything remaining.
Most of the carrots were from the section of the bed in which I had sown "Early Nantes". I had previously thought this variety a good one: now I think it's fantastic. I will certainly grow this one again.
Once I had roughly washed the carrots, I weighed them, and they came in at 946g. Not bad for just the leftovers, eh?
Some of them are a respectable size, and will be very welcome in the kitchen.
Others are very tiny and will be used as "cocktail carrots", eaten raw as a pre-dinner nibble.
I like surprises like that!