I harvested my first Spring Carrots today. I sowed them quite early in the year in my Victorian cloche. I filled up the cloche with compost and sowed the seed under glass. They germinated quite quickly and have been happily growing undisturbed ever since.
I have sowed some Carrots in the open ground since then that have not faired so well. The first time I sowed them the small seedlings were duly mown down by our resident slugs. The second time I sowed them they actually got to the ‘first real leaf’ stage before they were, yep – you guessed it, eaten up again.
So it’s my third attempt with the main crop Carrots and fingers crossed. If this batch don’t make it then these little beauties could be the only Carrots that will be on my plate this year.