I was swept by joy!! Think my neighbors could hear my excited scream last Sunday evening!
My first carrots!! Yipppeeeee!!!!!!!!!!
3 carrots in total from 1 plant I finally, finally had the heart to pull out!
I picked the plant that didn't flower as the flower is too pretty to be sacrificed (see my below post). I'm quite surprised (and extremely elated!) to see 3 carrots from a single plant. But based on what I have read and saw on 'planting your own veggies' sites and blogs, there is normally 1 carrot to each plant. Mine has got 2 small carrots (more like stunted carrots due to heavy clay soil which impedes full development) and 1 longer and larger one. Hmm...somewhere along the process, it must have mutated into 3! Not sure how this happened but I'm not complaining. I didn't expect my first time growing carrots to be a success.
Destined for the stew pot this weekend!
Now, I can't wait to dig out the rest for my sisters when they comeover soon.
If you don't have any ground areas, I read that growing carrots in pots work so much better as you can choose the type of soil, which has to be light, rich in compost and free of pebbles/stones.