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Weird carrots

Weird Carrots

We did an experiment this year. We started the carrots in seed pots and then transplanted them into the garden. We thought this would be a great way to get a head start and not have to thin the planted seeds. I wondered why no one did this. Well... now we know.

Transplanting the carrot seems to disrupt the main tap root - ie: carrot - and results in many crooked and forked roots. They are perfectly edible. A little bit of a pain to peel but made a lot of little baby-like carrots.

And they made great interesting photographs.

Weird Carrots

Weird Carrots

Weird Carrots

Weird Carrots

Comments (4)

These are great shots of your weird carrots. I've had this happen before even without transplanting. I think I didn't thin them enough but I ended up with bizarre carrots like these one year. They were still good to eat.

The invasion of the mutant carrots!!!

I love your carrots! They have character!

Amy:

Hee! They look like little multiple-legged gentlemen trying to preserve their modesty by crossing their (many) legs.

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