A few weeks ago, it was time for a little carrot thinning in the garden. This is our first time growing carrots, and the concept that you have to thin them out (and more than once!) was new to me. We thinned them at the beginning, but as they've grown, we've had to continue thinning to make room for the remaining ones to grow. Turns out, carrots need room to grow underground and if they're not thinned, they don't grow.
|Before thinning: it's just a big bushy carrot top forest!|
I forgot to take a picture afterwards, but it didn't actually look that different, despite removing nearly half the carrot tops. And since we were in the garden, we decided to do a little more harvesting.
|Parsley, basil, assorted tomatoes, radishes,|
padrons, assorted beans, and lemon cucumbers
|Rainbow chard and red russian kale|
|Radishes and carrot tops|