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  • Why are my carrots so ugly?
  • Premier Icon Stoner
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    I mean really ugly!

    I think they are supposed to be a chantenay.

    I once read something about carrots needing heavy ground to drive down into. Mine just twist around themselves and come out in a writhing bundle. The ground is a pretty good, well manured (too well?), well watered, well drained. Not very heavy ground though.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I love this forum

    andyl
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    Carrot inbreeding?

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Pretty carrots aren’t always tasty carrots.

    They’ll do all sorts of things if they hit stones in the ground, if there’s too much manure in there they’ll fork, if waterings inconsistent then they can start growing extra nodules.

    On the bright side, looks like no carrot fly!

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    You are right Stoner they ain’t prrrudy. 😉

    Only thing for them is the blender with Ginger and a hint of Chilli and lots of Ice.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    cheers, thepurist, that all sounds plausible. I was thinking it might have been nuclear waste.

    They do taste good. Am nomming on one now.

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    http://www.homesteadingtoday.com/country-living-forums/gardening-plant-propagation/468848-how-do-you-grow-straight-carrots-parsnips.html

    Looking at this, the manure could be the problem? Too much nitrogen in the soil too?! Is this what manure adds?

    iolo
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    Try and sell them as art.
    Call them “Half carrot half shrimp”
    I’m sure that prat Saatchi will give you a couple of million for them.

    Marin No 8
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    I echo what thepurist says. Did you dig over the veg patch where these were sown? If so that causes the above to happen as the soil structure has been disturbed. The root goes down, hits a lump of soil then forks around it. Carrots like soil that hasn’t been dug over and not too manured. If you want nice straight carrots you could try sowing in big pots filled with sand. We’re now heading into veggie show nerdiness! 🙂

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    cheers Marin, sounds like we did everything wrong then 🙂

    I think its carrot purée for dinner then….

    Premier Icon sandwicheater
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    That’s a new level of ugly carrot, nice work.

    We had similar a couple of years ago. Doug up the bed and sifted it so no stones/clods to disturb growth.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Funny shaped carrots you say?

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Stoner – if you want to learn from the best, here’s what the legendary Medwyn has to say on the matter of long carrots.

    Uncle. Monty.

    Premier Icon eskay
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    Any more?

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Light loose sandy soil that’s not too heavy. My grandfather used drainpipes buried into the ground filled with a mixture of sand and well sifted soil.

    A whole new level of geekiness

    Premier Icon DezB
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    One of those looks exactly like my penis. Can I buy it off you?

    Premier Icon Mintyjim
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    thank you eskay, you’ve made my day!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    One of those looks exactly like my penis.

    He’s right!

    Oh, hang on.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Ah you’ve ruined it now. Was gonna buy it for you.

    jon1973
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    Premier Icon thetallpaul
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    Not sure what to be more impressed by. The carrot or the facial hair.

    Have you seen the size of the onions in the background 😯 ?

    Premier Icon eskay
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    The woman over his left shoulder has an eye on his carrot.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Ah you’ve ruined it now. Was gonna buy it for you.

    I’ve just seen the competition…

    Maybe if you put it in a saucer of water on the kitchen window sill it’ll grow a bit more?

    Premier Icon eskay
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    And her husband has a carrot penis.

    jon1973
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    How do you get something like that out of the ground without breaking it?

    Premier Icon eskay
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    I think they grow them in drain pipes

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    How do you get something like that out of the ground without breaking it?

    Grow it in a length of soil pipe and then just split the pipe to extract the carrot.

    Jamie
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    Is it home time yet?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    “Who are you calling carrot top?”

    Premier Icon eskay
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    He has a miniature carrot coloured merkin.

    WackoAK
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    Premier Icon muggomagic
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    How does the carrot wear those glasses hanging out the front of it’s shirt? Surely carrots would be better with a monocle or contacts.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    he’s probably got excellent night vision.

    Stefi Graf – I actually Lolled.

    Premier Icon Underhill
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    How does the carrot wear those glasses hanging out the front of it’s shirt? Surely carrots would be better with a monocle or contacts.

    Agreed, corn is much more suited to wearing glasses.

    joshvegas
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    Nah maize would wear corntact lenses no?

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Surely corn would be a monocot-le

    sharkbait
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    Stoner, I could only glance at your OP, but have you sneaked your penis into your carrot picture?!

    neilnevill
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    Soil too rich. Rich soil makes carrots split lots of ways. For long straight ones you want pretty poor soil.

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