Yes, we have carrots!

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    I had planted carrots in half of a raised bed. All we got was weeds. I figured that I'd planted bad seed or planted too deep or too late. I went out to weed the onions today, and we have carrots, lots of carrots! The Danvers Half-longs and the Rainbow carrots fought off the weeds and are growing like mad. Now I need to thin, rather than to grieve over a lost crop!
    The chickens ate the weeds I pulled, and we'll eat the carrots--happiness all around:smt041!
     
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  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    That dark cloud had a silver lining, didn't it.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Good for those carrots battling the weeds and winning. Your ladies enjoy the weeds while you enjoy the carrots - winners all round. :smt023
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    That's great news MG! Those carrots are tough little buggers!
     



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    Yay on the carrots. And given your description, I'm impressed that you could tell the carrots from the weeds! Now if it were me......but we won't go there! ;)
     
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    Yay Marlin!!!!
     
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